|About the Book|
The major premise upon which this effort is based is that the failure of public schools to provide adequate education for the poor and for children of color can be attributed to the lack of a moral imperative to do so rather than a lack of resources to accomplish the task. Its defining characteristics evolve from the authors identification of some long-standing inequities public schools continue to inflict on minority students. Pedagogically sound and aesthetically appealing strategies for stopping the bleeding are provided. Written both passionately and convincingly, its most promising attribute may be the potential to help teachers produce tremendous gains in students achievement through the creatively insubordinate use of strategies that work.