Inner City Public Schools Still Work: How One Principal's Life Is Living Proof!

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 108 pages
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Inner-City Public Schools is a beacon call for everyone to take a close look at how effective our inner city public schools have been. Dr. Diop shares some of his life stories and how the public schools in his neighborhood shaped his thinking. With education reformists extolling the value and achievement of charter schools, to the peril of public schools- Dr. Diop is honest in his evaluation of the schools he has led and how he and his teachers set and achieved immense goals, resulting in the highest math scores in the school's history. Dr. Diop is also candid as he discussed the emotional struggles faced by his sister and how those struggles enabled him to relate to the anguish many of his students face daily. This book will show everyone, that there is value in our nation's inner city public schools and his life is living proof!
 

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Contents

Chapter One My 9th Birthday
1
Chapter Two An Apology to my Sister
7
Chapter Four High School Daze
19
Chapter Five The College Years _
25
Chapter Six Military
35
PART II
43
Chapter Eight The Journey Continues
51
Chapter Nine Flexibility is Youth
67
Chapter Eleven Final Thoughts
85
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DR. MATEEN DIOP is a 16 year veteran of the public school system in San Antonio, TX. From 1996-2012- he has been a Teacher, Coach, Dean of Instruction, Assistant Principal and Principal. He is considered an authority on the issue of single-gender schools and has authored a book on the subject (Single-Gender Schools in the Inner-City, Can they Work?). He has written many articles on the educational achievement gap of minority males and his expertise has proven invaluable. A native San Antonian, Diop graduated from the San Antonio public school system, the University of Incarnate Word and Texas A&M University-Kingsville. He currently resides in San Antonio, TX.

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