This thorough examination of our public school system provides a clear picture of some of the toughest challenges--particularly those facing low-income students--and the directions in which we need to go to fix them. This book should be on the desk of every educator and policy maker in America so we can begin to change the odds for all of America's children. --Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO, Harlem Children's Zone
Anyone who cares about improving schools should read this book. Duncan and Murnane offer detailed case studies of effective programs to improve schools that can boost the life chances of disadvantaged children. The authors present a careful analysis, grounded in economics and education, of the ways to make better schooling available to all of the nation's low-income children. --David K. Cohen, John Dewey Collegiate Professor of Education and professor of public policy, University of Michigan
About the Author
Richard J. Murnane is the Juliana W. and William Foss Thompson Professor of Education and Society at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.