Searching for Hope

Searching for Hope

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Searching for Hope is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in a rough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entire school year, award-winning journalist Matthew Tully tells the complex story of the everyday drama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nationa€™s many troubled urban public high schools. He walks readers into classrooms, offices, and hallways, painting a vivid picture of the profound academic problems, deep frustrations, and apathy that absorb and sometimes consume students, teachers, and administrators. Yet this intimate view also reveals the hopes, dreams, and untapped talents of some amazing individuals. Providing insights into the challenges confronting those who seek to improve the quality of Americaa€™s schools, Tully argues that school leaders and policy makers must rally communities to heartfelt engagement with their schools if the crippling social and economic threats to cities such as Indianapolis are to be averted.The two seventeen-year-olds had grown up in the area around Manual and, with the exception of a brief period after an argument in elementary school, had been best ... Her mom worked at Kmart, and her dad worked in a warehouse. ... She hadna#39;t yet decided what career she would pursue but, as with Allison, she wasanbsp;...

Title:Searching for Hope
Author:Matthew Tully
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 2012-02-24


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