“Everything You’ve Heard about Failing Schools is Wrong,” by Kristina Rizka, a journalist; Mother Jones, September/October 2012, pp. 50-59. “Attendance up. Dropout rates: plummeting. College acceptance: through the roof. My mind-blowing year inside a ‘low-performing’ school.” Full of specific stories and general principles, Rizka shares what was actually going on in a specific school reported to be “failing.”
Download at http://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/08/mission-high-false-low-performing-school copy it as a useful resource for study and conversation with Sunday – or any day – groups.