Saturday, September 19, 2009

whatever it takes

i'm becoming consumed with the book whatever it takes by paul tough, about geoffrey cananda's baby college, harlem children's zone, and the promise academy. this afternoon i keep thinking 'one more chapter and then i'll go be productive' but so far... productivity is losing.

i highly recommend it not only for its fascinating story, but its discussion of the history of the debate over poverty, and the process canada went through step by step to build his successful program.

it is the kind of book that makes me want to run out the door and just teach someone.

i have a feeling i'll be composing many blogposts about it over the next few weeks as i process everything i'm reading. i'll give you fair warning now :)

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