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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America

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Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. What they got instead was an education.

When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools — and to solve the education crisis in every city in America — it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved — Newark’s key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It’s a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark’s students. 

  
Expert journalist Dale Russakoff delivers a story of high ideals and hubris, good intentions and greed, celebrity and street smarts — as reformers face off against entrenched unions, skeptical parents, and bewildered students. The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark’s superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city’s schools — a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America.  Most moving are Russakoff’s portraits from inside the district’s schools, of home-grown principals and teachers, long stuck in a hopeless system — and often the only real hope for the children of Newark. 
  
The Prize is a portrait of a titanic struggle over the future of education for the poorest kids, and a cautionary tale for those who care about the shape of America’s schools. 
 

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As serialized in the New Yorker, a roiling, behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure race to turn around Newark’s failing schools, with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Governor Chris Christie, and Senator Cory Booker in eyebrow-raising leading roles

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The New York Times

This meticulous portrait of two boys in a Chicago housing project shows how much heroism is required to survive, let alone escape. Kotlowitz's story informs the heart.

San Francisco Chronicle

Amid the darkness and ever-present despair, Kotlowitz beautifully captures the moments of brightness and hope. Easily could become the 1990s equivalent of Michael Harrington's The Other America.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-315) and index.

About the Author

DALE RUSSAKOFF is a veteran reporter who spent twenty-eight years at the Washington Post covering presidential campaigns, education, the economy, and other breaking topics.

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lady marmelide, March 20, 2007 (view all comments by lady marmelide)
i absolutely love this book! it is incredible. it will definately make you think twice next time you complain about something you dont have because these kids are way worse off than you, but they're just living their lives. there truly are no children there in the henry horner homes.
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christijensen, October 19, 2006 (view all comments by christijensen)
Great resource for teachers and child care workers. It's not overly sappy and doesn't try to drive home a message, but these children will stay with you and most likely influence how you see other people and children in your community - especially if you are an urbanite. Highly recommend.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385265560
Author:
Kotlowitz, Alex
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Russakoff, Dale
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Children's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Child Development
Subject:
Sociology, anthropology and archaeology
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Chicago
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Public housing
Subject:
Child
Subject:
Urban population.
Subject:
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Subject:
Inner cities -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject:
Children - Illinois - Chicago -
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
poverty;sociology;non-fiction;chicago;race;education;biography;social issues;children;journalism;public housing;urban studies;illinois;racism;social conditions;race relations;urban;african americans;african american;history;projects;america
Subject:
poverty;sociology;non-fiction;chicago;race;education;biography;social issues;children;journalism;public housing;urban studies;illinois;racism;social conditions;race relations;urban;african americans;african american;history;projects;america
Subject:
poverty;sociology;non-fiction;chicago;race;education;biography;social issues;children;journalism;public housing;urban studies;illinois;racism;social conditions;race relations;urban;african americans;african american;history;projects;america
Subject:
poverty;sociology;non-fiction;chicago;race;education;biography;social issues;children;journalism;public housing;urban studies;illinois;racism;social conditions;race relations;urban;african americans;african american;history;projects;america
Subject:
Educational Reform
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 33
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 240 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385265560 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

As serialized in the New Yorker, a roiling, behind-the-scenes look at the high-pressure race to turn around Newark’s failing schools, with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Governor Chris Christie, and Senator Cory Booker in eyebrow-raising leading roles

"Synopsis" by , US
"Synopsis" by , The New York Times

This meticulous portrait of two boys in a Chicago housing project shows how much heroism is required to survive, let alone escape. Kotlowitz's story informs the heart.

San Francisco Chronicle

Amid the darkness and ever-present despair, Kotlowitz beautifully captures the moments of brightness and hope. Easily could become the 1990s equivalent of Michael Harrington's The Other America.

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