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The Achievable Dream: College Board Lessons on Creating Great Schools Hardcover – June 19, 2012

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Gaston Caperton is a former two-term governor of West Virginia and a lifelong advocate for excellence in education. He has served as president of the College Board since 1999 and will step down in June 2012. Over the past decade, Caperton has transformed the College Board from an assessment company into a mission-driven, values-based organization and a leading voice in the national dialogue on education. His work on behalf of students, teachers andschools has been recognized with numerous awards, including 10 honorary doctoral degrees.
Richard Whitmire, a veteran newspaper reporter and former editorial writer at USA Today, is the author of The Bee Eater: Michelle Rhee Takes on the Nation's Worst School District (Jossey-Bass, 2011). He is also the author of Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons from an Educational System That's Leaving Them Behind (Amacom, 2010). Whitmire's commentaries appear frequently in publications including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Whitmire is a former president of the National Education Writers Association. In 2009, he was the Project Journalist for the Broad Prize for Urban Education.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: College Board (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0874479991
  • ISBN-13: 978-0874479997
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.9 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,122,651 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There always seems to be an excuse for failing schools--poverty, uncaring perents, distracted teachers, dogmatic administrators. This book shows that there is no excuse. And it shares specific examples of success in the face of difficulty. Read it. Share it.
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The true stories of achievement in this book are what moved me the most. Very touching and inspiring, this is not just a few theories but a blueprint for improving our schools. Following the examples of the schools profiled in the book, we see that it is possible to turn our schools around. I'm enjoying this read and look forward to putting these lessons into practice.
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If every school principal, teacher and - dare I say - legislator would read this book, perhaps more students across the country could realize their full potential for success. As the father of a child about to enter the New York City public school system, I can only pray that my child encounters the type of visionary educators found in The Achievable Dream.
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very well researched book and easy to read- which many books on subjects as detailed as this are not. this book makes an important contribution to the upgrading of education in our country.
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