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McCloskey, Patrick
The street stops here : a year at a Catholic high school in Harlem / Patrick J. McCloskey ; foreword by Samuel G. Freedman
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LC503.N5 M38 2008    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Catholic high schools -- New York (State) -- New York
African Americans -- Education (Secondary) -- New York (State) -- New York
Minorities -- Education (Secondary) -- New York (State) -- New York
Subject Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Physical Description xiv, 456 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-439) and index
"A George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies"--Jacket flap
Review ""There are two Harlems," observes Patrick J. McCloskey in this engrossing narrative. "One bursts with new hope, while the other has remained marooned on the edge of the mainstream for generations." The problem, he asserts, is the enormous difficulty urban minority children face in getting a quality education. The Street Stops Here offers a deeply personal and compelling account of this struggle in a controversial setting, a Catholic high school in central Harlem, where mostly disadvantaged (and often non-Catholic) African American young men graduate on time and get into college. Interweaving vivid portraits of day-to-day school life with clear and even-handed analysis, McCloskey takes us through an eventful year at Rice High School, as staff, students, and families make heroic efforts to prevail against society's negative expectations. McCloskey's riveting narrative brings into sharp relief an urgent public policy question: whether (and how) to save these schools, which provide the only educational hope for thousands of poor and working-class students - and thus fulfill a crucial public mandate. Just as significantly, The Street Stops Here offers invaluable lessons for low-performing urban public schools."--BOOK JACKET
NOTE Gift from an anonymous donor, 2012
Series George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies

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