Dispatches from an Inner-City School that Works

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Disproving the conventional thinking that bigger and bigger budgets are the solution to our educational crisis, this book shows through memorable interactions between Gerson and his students, readers come to see the work of one small New Jersey school where discipline, parental involvement, and strong relations between teachers and students are higher priorities than financial resources.

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Published September 1, 1996 by MacMillan Publishing Company.. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The first-person account of a neophyte history teacher in an inner-city high school: White, Republican, Ivy League, he epitomizes The Man to his mostly black and Hispanic students.

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How St. Luke's, a small, inner-city high school in New Jersey, achieved small victories is reported on here with insight by a young, upper-middle-class graduate of a distinguished college, who sought meaningful interim experience before entering Yale Law School.

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