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School of dreams

making the grade at a top American high school
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Humes, Edward
Verfasser*innenangabe: Edward Humes
Jahr: 2004
Verlag: New York [u.a.], Harvest
Mediengruppe: Buch
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The pressure to succeed in our nation's most competitive public high schools is often crushing. Striving to understand this insular world, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Edward Humes spent a year at California's Whitney High, a school so renowned that parents move across town-and across the world-hoping to enroll their children. That's because schools like Whitney deliver everything parents want: love of learning, a sense of mission, and SAT scores that pave the way to elite universities. Attending such a school, of course, carries its own toll: High-achieving, pressured kids survive on espresso and four hours' sleep a night, falling into despair if they get a B. Lively, personal, and very readable, School of Dreams uncovers what works-and what doesn't-at this model high school, offering parents, students, and teachers some powerful messages about public education today. "School of Dreams gives hope about American education… and genuine excitement about the young people of this nation." (President, Hampshire College George S. Prince, Jr.) "Beautifully written and compulsively readable, told compassionately but with a journalist''s eye to getting the whole story." (Rachel Simmons author of ODD GIRL OUT) "A big story told intimately and well, and a book that is not only compulsively readable but also undeniably important." (Lauren Kessler University of Oregon) "Humes'' fascinating book chronicles an entirely different group of students, with a different set of challenges." (Los Angeles Times) "A masterly example of passionate yet even-handed reporting…. It deserves an A+, even without grade inflation." (Michael Dirda The Washington Post)

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Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Humes, Edward
Verfasser*innenangabe: Edward Humes
Jahr: 2004
Verlag: New York [u.a.], Harvest
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Interessenkreis: Suche nach diesem Interessenskreis Englisch [Sprache]
ISBN: 0-15-603007-1
Beschreibung: XXX, 370 S.
Schlagwörter: Hochschule, Reportage, USA, Amerika (USA), EEUU (Abkürzung), Estados Unidos de America, Etats Unis, Etats-Unis, Hochschulen, Hochschulsystem, Hochschulwesen, Meiguo, Nordamerika <USA>, US (Abkürzung), United States, United States of America, Vereinigte Staaten, Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika
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Fußnote: Text engl.
Mediengruppe: Buch