Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution by James DeneenUrban Schools: Crisis and Revolution by James Deneen

Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution

byJames Deneen, Carmen Catanese

Paperback | September 1, 2011

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Urban Schools: Crisis and Revolution describes America's inner-city public schools and the failure of most to provide even a minimally adequate education for their students. With numerous examples, James Deneen and Carm Catanese argue that these failures are preventable.Early chapters document the two-tiered character of American public schools, the tragic consequences of failing schools for millions of students-mostly Black and Hispanic-and the financial costs to American society.In later chapters, Deneen and Catanese describe the special problems of inner-city schools and the changes in school organization and curriculum needed to overcome them. They also provide examples of schools in severely disadvantaged communities in which such changes have enabled students to succeed academically, graduate, and enter college.In the final chapters, the authors examine the public and non-public school options available to urban parents. They discuss school choice, a hotly debated issue in urban education.The book concludes with a plan, consisting of six recommendations, for reforming a failing urban school.
James Deneen is retired from Educational Testing Service, where he was a program director for the Advanced Placement Program. He has written several books on K-12 curriculum and assessment. Carmen Catanese is a co-founder of Citizens for Successful Schools. He is retired from the Sarnoff Corporation, where he was executive vice-pres...
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Title:Urban Schools: Crisis and RevolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.2 × 6.08 × 0.36 inPublished:September 1, 2011Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Section I: What's the Problem?Chapter 1: Two Schools in Two TiersChapter 2: Schools and SocietyChapter 3: Schools and the StateChapter 4: Urban Schools across AmericaChapter 5: America Compared with the WorldChapter 6: Barriers to ChangeSection II: Basic Factors in School RenewalChapter 7: Does Poverty Mean Failure?Chapter 8: Essentials in Successful SchoolsChapter 9: Leadership and ResponsibilitiesSection III: Reforming Failing SchoolsChapter 10: RestructuringChapter 11: Teachers and ParentsChapter 12: Language and Extended InstructionSection IV: School ChoiceChapter 13: Public School ChoicesChapter 14: Non-Public School ChoicesConclusion: A Plan for Reforming a Failing School