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Saving the School [9781594203442]

  • "Anabel Garza: No school board would have put her forward as a model principal. Pregnant and alone at sixteen, widowed by twenty five, Anabel got along teaching English to Mexican immigrants, raising her son and taking night school classes. But then no model candidate would have taken the job at John H. Reagan High School. Once known to sports fans across Texas as the great champion Big Blue, Reagan was collapsing. The kids were failing the standardized tests, failing on the basketball court, failing even to show up. Teenage pregnancy was endemic. If the test scores and attendance did not improve, the school was set to close at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Anabel took the assignment. In this powerful rejoinder to the prevailing winds of Americaneducation policy, Michael Brick examines the do-or-die year at Reagan High. Compelling, character-driven narrative journalism, Saving the School pays an overdue tribute to the great American high school and to the people inside"-- Provided by publisher.
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