The Opportunity Equation (Paperback)Eric Schwarz (author)
Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 09/09/2015
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Eric Schwarz was brought up in a life of privilege. His family moved in circles of the best and brightest, exposing him to adult models of success, creativity, and innovation from a young age. All this, he knew, positioned him for success. His inspiration for founding the program now called Citizen Schools was to make that kind of support available to students in low-income schools, giving them mentors and hands-on experiences of being successful at something. The program extends learning time by three hours a day, four days a week, and offers both academic support and "apprenticeships" run by citizen volunteers who teach in their field of expertise. The results have been proven: rates of attendance, graduation, and college acceptance go up, the achievement gap closes. Citizen Schools has been recognized by the White House and asked to be part of a new initiative to recruit 1 million mentors in the STEM disciplines by 2020. This book tells the story of Citizen Schools' founding and offers a new vision of academic opportunity in which citizens are called upon to play a bigger part in changing the lives of the next generation at the same time that they're reducing inequality.
Publisher: Beacon Press
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
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