Searching for Hope Searching for Hope : Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America
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 nation'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 America'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.
- Electronic book text | 280 pages
- 24 Feb 2012
- Indiana University Press
- United States
"Every reform-minded educator, parent, and politician should read thisbook. It will change the way they think about what's really needed to help everystudent in a struggling school achieve his or her full potential." -- Gerardo M.Gonz lez, Dean, School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington--Gerardo M. Gonz lez, Dean, School of Education, Indiana UniversityBloomington