Street Stops Here

Street Stops Here

A Year at A Catholic High School in Harlem

eBook - 2009
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The Street Stops Here offers a deeply personal and compelling account of a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American males graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and evenhanded analysis, Patrick J. McCloskey takes us through an eventful year at Rice High School, as staff, students, and families make heroic efforts to prevail against society's expectations. McCloskey's riveting narrative brings into sharp relief an urgent public policy question: whether (and how) to save these schools that provide the only viable option for thousands of poor and working-class students--and thus fulfill a crucial public mandate. Just as significantly, The Street Stops Here offers invaluable lessons for low-performing urban public schools.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780520942080
9780520267978
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (490 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freedman, Samuel G.
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