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


Acknowledgments ix
Prologue xi
1 Why Are You Here?
1(9)
2 I Never Would Have Thought He Would Be a Dandelion
10(5)
3 Can You Believe This?
15(9)
4 We Do a Good Job with the Kids Who Show Up
24(8)
5 I Hate This School
32(8)
6 Go to Class, Zach
40(28)
7 We're Not Going to Be Average Here
68(12)
8 Where's the School Spirit?
80(7)
9 I Don't Like Being Called Stupid
87(13)
10 You Have to Crawl First
100(13)
11 We're Dropping Out
113(11)
12 I Get Hit All the Time
124(7)
13 We Just Couldn't Get Anything Started
131(6)
14 What's Gonna Happen, Mr. Grismore?
137(7)
15 Could You Imagine If We Filled the House?
144(6)
16 It Feels Like I'm A Somebody
150(11)
17 I Used to Be Bad
161(8)
18 I Knew I Didn't Want That
169(6)
19 There's Nobody That Can't Do Something
175(10)
20 It Never Stops Around Here
185(8)
21 I Like to Solve Problems
193(8)
22 I'm the Kid Who Doesn't Exist
201(10)
23 Trouble Follows Me
211(7)
24 I'm Willing to Run These Schools
218(9)
25 Now I Know Why I'm Tall
227(9)
26 Wow, This Is Amazing!
236(7)
27 We've Acted Like This Is Okay
243(5)
28 You Are Survivors
248(8)
Epilogue 256