Indispensable Tools

Indispensable Tools

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The charter school movement in America is a radical departure from traditional ways of facing the dilemma of matching student to school. With the advent of the charter concept schools where individualized attention becomes possible, where lower teacher-to-student ratios are the norm, and where public moneys provide the same backing as for qregularq schools enormous possibilities opened up for addressing the unsuccessful high school careers of many in America's cities. Indispensable Tools follows a year in the life of a new charter high school and its principal. From birth pangs to the Education Board's award of a five-year opportunity, Gateway High School in San Francisco has proven that modern pedagogy and inspired leadership can offer real betterment to those facing secondary education's disheartening pitfalls.qA Principal Builds His High School : Dialogues on Charter Education with Peter Thorp Keith Spencer Felton, Peter Thorp ... of a primary year after the passage of forty-seven subsequent summers takes some adjustment; but the new tricks (new math, ... to this aging returnee through the agency of his tutor a€” my then-ten-year -old second son, Lars, one of the class dons. ... I knew now, for example, that a school child could absorb ninety-eight percent of what you expected him to, even ifanbsp;...

Title:Indispensable Tools
Author: Keith Spencer Felton, Peter Thorp
Publisher:University Press of America - 2001-01-01

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