Why You Need to Read
The damned, frustrating, vexing, hindering, contemptible (choose one) gap between the achievement of white students vs. students of color.
A gap barely closed in fifty years.
More money, more programs, more plans devised to solve the problem
… to no avail.
But we did it.
Not only did we close the achievement gap, but ALL students—White, Black, Brown
… rose together.
Dynamic collaboration over ten years ….
an educator/consultant focusing on diversity, cultural responsiveness, and equity
a district superintendent who implemented the process,
a board of education president who supported the goals
an assistant superintendent who carried the ball.
They proved it could be done.
… and then, it was done again.
That’s what this book is about. It’s a step-by-step systemic process,
… not a quick fix.
It’s the result of years of experience by the authors—teaching experiences, life experiences and effective application of lessons learned.