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By David Bensman

In 1974, relevant Park East simple university (CPE) in East Harlem opened its doorways with a venture to supply inner-city youngsters with the best educators and pedagogy to be had. rather than asserting that the outdated local needed to be torn down and scholars extra rigidly tracked, the reformers dared to invite the query, What could take place if  we gave inner-city scholars the easiest schooling the rustic has to provide? the result of this bottom-up reform have been mind-blowing, and to today, important Park East is called probably the most academically enriching colleges within the usa. David Bensman supplies voice to the intense teens who emerged from poverty due to the robust academic reviews they acquired at CPE. A wealthy compilation of reports, this account establishes the ability of public education and the worth of community.

“With wealthy information, Bensman conscientiously information for us what it skill to be respectful, considerate, democratic, and intellectually demandingwhat it ability, briefly, to be an outstanding institution. this is often the tale of CPE, yet for a person keen to work out past the details, it's also a map of hazard, a advisor to what our colleges might be.”
—Mike Rose, author, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public schooling in America

“This is that infrequent factor, a long term research of the graduates of a main internal urban hassle-free institution. this can be a institution within which democracy and the lifetime of the brain are inseparably intertwined. Policymakers, write that final sentence down 100 times.”
—Joseph Featherstone, Michigan country University

“Was the celebrity of CPE as a result of hype or one more instance of wishing trumping realities? This conceptually and procedurally sincere study attempt essentially solutions the query within the destructive. we've first-class cause to be thankful to Debbie Meier, her CPE colleagues, and, in fact, to Dr. Bensman for this amazing follow-up study.”
—Seymour Sarason,
 Professor Emeritus, Yale University

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