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Sweating the Small Stuff: Inner-City Schools and the New Paternalism

Whitman, David

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ISBN 10: 0615214088 / ISBN 13: 9780615214085
Published by Thomas B. Fordham Institute, NY, 2008
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Sweating the Small Stuff: Inner-City Schools...

Publisher: Thomas B. Fordham Institute, NY

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st.

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The most exciting innovation in education policy in the last decade is the emergence of highly effective schools in our nation's inner cities, schools where disadvantaged teens make enormous gains in academic achievement. In this book, David Whitman takes readers inside six of these secondary schools-many of them charter schools-and reveals the secret to their success: they are paternalistic. The schools teach teens how to act according to traditional, middle-class values, set and enforce exacting academic standards, and closely supervise student behavior. But unlike paternalistic institutions of the past, these schools are warm, caring places, where teachers and principals form paternal-like bonds with students. Though little explored to date, the new paternalistic schools are the most promising means yet for closing the nation's costly and shameful achievement gap. Visit www.edexcellence.net for more information.

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