Whatever It Takes - Paul Tough

Whatever It Takes will change the way you think about poverty and the achievement gap in America. After years of working in a Harlem after-school program, Geoffrey Canada came to resent the cherry-picking nature of nonprofits: Why should some kids benefit and others sit on waiting lists? Instead, he proposed the Harlem Children’s Zone —a radical, interlocking net of programs that would serve every child, from birth to college, in a geographical area. President Obama has pledged to replicate Geoffrey Canada’s program in cities across the country. Once you finish Paul Tough’s elegantly written and incredibly grounding book, you will see why. Whatever It Takes is a great read for anyone considering a career in urban education.

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ISBN: 9780547247960
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Published: Mariner Books - September 10th, 2009