Chasing dreams

Scott Elliott has posted Chasing dreams by rewriting the rules, his review of my book, Our School, on Get on the Bus, his Dayton Daily News blog.

“Our School” is her book chronicling the years she spent observing as two idealistic teachers attempted to write their own rules and build a high expectations high school for low performing kids in an impoverished, gang-ridden inner city.

The book is both a pleasingly written, novel-like tale of kids who struggle — and mostly win — against tough odds and something of a guide for would-be school charter school developers, complete with a “how to start a charter school” chapter as an appendix.

Scott bought two copies of the book, a trend I’d like to encourage.

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