School of dreams: making the grade at a top American high school

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Beautifully written and compulsively readable, told compassionately but with a journalist's eye to getting the whole story." "School of Dreams gives hope about American education... and genuine excitement about the young people of this nation." "Humes' fascinating book chronicles an entirely different group of students, with a different set of challenges." "A masterly example of passionate yet even-handed reporting... . It deserves an A+, even without grade inflation." "A big story told intimately and well, and a book that is not only compulsively readable but also undeniably important." "
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display_description What is the price of an education at a top public high school?Whitney High delivers everything we ask of a school: a love of learning, a sense of mission, and SAT scores to die for. But there are unintended consequences to attending the school of our dreams, as author Edward Humes found during his year inside this world of high achievement and high pressure.Students work nearly around the clock, building futures to please parents as much as themselves. Their drug of choice? Caffeine. Their goal? Getting into a top college. Their biggest fear? Not living up to their families' stratospheric expectations. But what these kids have going for them is the extraordinary community within Whitney High-- a school with doors open seven days a week, where teachers love teaching and the students linger long after the school day ends.
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