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Radical equations [electronic resource] : Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project. Robert Moses.

Moses, Robert. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780807031698 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: New York : Beacon Press, 2002.

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Summary, etc.: At a time when popular solutions to the educational plight of poor children of color are imposed from the outside-national standards, high-stakes tests, charismatic individual saviors-the acclaimed Algebra Project and its founder, Robert Moses, offer a vision of school reform based in the power of communities. Begun in 1982, the Algebra Project is transforming math education in twenty-five cities. Founded on the belief that math-science literacy is a prerequisite for full citizenship in society, the Project works with entire communities-parents, teachers, and especially students-to create a culture of literacy around algebra, a crucial stepping-stone to college math and opportunity.Telling the story of this remarkable program, Robert Moses draws on lessons from the 1960s Southern voter registration he famously helped organize: 'Everyone said sharecroppers didn't want to vote. It wasn't until we got them demanding to vote that we got attention. Today, when kids are...
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Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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