Alternative to What?: The true story of a principal’s first assignment at an Alternative Magnet School in the nation’s 2nd largest school district
Alternative to What? is the shocking and humorous story of a first-time principal who uses persistence, creativity and humor to turn a dysfunctional K-12 urban experimental school, located in a gang-infested area of Los Angeles, into a successful racially integrated high-achieving learning environment for students from diverse racial, economic and cultural backgrounds.
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I went to area H in 1975-76.
It was a crazy time (=
anything u want to know, just let me know (=
I loved all the teachers there! They actualy cared about us kids.
This book is not a piece of fiction. I observed a principal who was trying to do her very best for students and teachers. She changed an impossible disaster to a place that resembled a school. In my career as District Superintendent I supervised the activities of at least 350 principals at the elementary, middle and high school and she was at the top of the list. Most thinking individuals regarded her a competent educator who cared about the education of children. S. Brickman