Books: New Book About New Orleans Schools Out Today
Today's the day that Sarah Carr's new book, Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children. Check it out. Buy it.
Or you can start out with this Atlantic.com excerpt: The Arcane Rules That Keep Low-Income Kids Out of College. "The labyrinth surrounding scholarships and admissions doesn't account for the messy realities of poor families' lives."
Carr is a longtime journalist who's covered New Orleans schools during a particularly tumultuous time. She was also a Spencer Education Journalism Fellowship, and writes for the Hechinger Report at Columbia.
Carr, Sarah Garland, Warren Simmons, and others are appearing at a panel at Teachers College on March 16th. Register here.