Improbable Scholars

David Kirp talked about his book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools,… read more

David Kirp talked about his book, Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America’s Schools, in which he profiles the Union City, New Jersey public school system. In his book, the author reports that Union City, once one of the worst school systems in the state, now graduates ninety percent of its high school students and sixty percent of them go to college. Mr. Kirp argued that these gains have been achieved by an emphasis on early education, support of teachers, and outreach to parents. Mr. Kirp spoke at Union City High School in Union City, New Jersey. close

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  • David Kirp Professor University of California, Berkeley->Goldman (Richard and Rhoda) School of Public Policy
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    David L. Kirp
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Improbable Scholars

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Program ID:
311958-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Union City, New Jersey, United States
First Aired:
Apr 14, 2013 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2013 | 6:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Apr 14, 2013 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 04, 2013 | 10:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2013 | 9:33pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2013 | 1:53am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2013 | 6:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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