Annotations for Searching for Hope : Life at a Failing School in the Heart of America


Baker & Taylor
Documents a year spent at a large inner-city high school, discussing the challenges and aspirations of students, teachers, and administrators and the need for local communities to help schools overcome their social and educational problems.

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Indiana University Press

Searching for Hope is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in arough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entireschool year, award-winning journalist Matthew Tully tells the complex story of the everydaydrama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nation's many troubled urban public high schools.He walks readers into classrooms, offices, and hallways, painting a vivid picture of the profoundacademic problems, deep frustrations, and apathy that absorb and sometimes consume students,teachers, and administrators. Yet this intimate view also reveals the hopes, dreams, and untappedtalents of some amazing individuals. Providing insights into the challenges confronting those whoseek to improve the quality of America's schools, Tully argues that school leaders and policymakers must rally communities to heartfelt engagement with their schools if the crippling social andeconomic threats to cities such as Indianapolis are to be averted.



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Indiana University Press

Searching for Hope is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in a rough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entire school year, award-winning journalist Matthew Tully tells the complex story of the everyday drama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nation's many troubled urban public high schools. He walks readers into classrooms, offices, and hallways, painting a vivid picture of the profound academic problems, deep frustrations, and apathy that absorb and sometimes consume students, teachers, and administrators. Yet this intimate view also reveals the hopes, dreams, and untapped talents of some amazing individuals. Providing insights into the challenges confronting those who seek to improve the quality of America's schools, Tully argues that school leaders and policy makers must rally communities to heartfelt engagement with their schools if the crippling social and economic threats to cities such as Indianapolis are to be averted.



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Ingram Publishing Services
""Searching for Hope"" is a gripping account of life in a once-great high school in a rough Indianapolis neighborhood. Granted unfiltered access to Manual High throughout an entire school year, award-winning journalist Tully tells the complex story of the everyday drama, failures, and triumphs in one of the nation's many troubled urban public high schools.


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