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I Got Schooled: The Unlikely Story of How a Moonlighting Movie Maker Learned the Five Keys to Closing America’s Education Gap by [Shyamalan, M. Night]
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“The ed reform graveyard from the past few decades is filled with quick fixes and gimmicks. Shyamalan’s journey of discovery affirms there are no shortcuts if our country is going to ensure all children have access to a great education, and his five keys for any school’s success focus on the essential ingredients.” (Mike Feinberg, co-founder of the Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) )

“It’s great to have M. Night Shyamalan as a new ally in the fight to transform our calcified public-education system. Like the born storyteller he is, Shyamalan has unraveled the myths of our education system and spun a clear and compelling case for what we need to do. This is a must-read for anyone concerned about our country’s kids and our country’s future.” (Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Children's Zone )

“Schools on the same block with similar students can post radically different results. I Got Schooled is evocative and will encourage educators and non-educators to debate the keys to great schools. A must-read given educational excellence for all students is the key to unlocking our country’s potential.” (Cami Anderson, Superintendent, Newark, N.J. Public Schools )

“Filmmaker Shyamalan makes his nonfiction debut with this engaging presentation of the results of his research into methods for closing America's education gap.. . . . A lively, provocative contribution from an outsider with his own way of addressing the problem.” (Kirkus Reviews)

"The book's conversational tone and appealing humor yields an engaging narrative of one Hollywood director's struggle to find out what works in the best schools, and how we can apply those insights to the rest." (Publishers Weekly)

"Shyamalan is smart and sincere, and his innovative ideas are unbound by the educational establishment." (John Wilwol NPR.org)

"Shyamalan’s conclusions (centered around lots of training, better data analysis and a reliable, observation-based method of locating and firing bad teachers) . . . are argued with persuasive data and a surprising sense of optimism." (Emily Guendelsberger Philadelphia CityPaper)

About the Author

M. Night Shyamalan—screenwriter, director, and producer—has captured the attention of audiences around the world with his original films for almost two decades. His films include The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, The Village, and The Happening. He and his wife, Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan, cofounded the M. Night Shyamalan Foundation, dedicated to helping empower individuals.

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  • File Size: 3653 KB
  • Print Length: 321 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (September 10, 2013)
  • Publication Date: September 10, 2013
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A287N8C
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