Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - How To Walk To School

Friday, October 30, 2009

Book Review - How To Walk To School

As an educator, I am always interested in reading about the positive ways in which we can reach out to our kids and educate them for the future. In this book, the authors, who were the individuals who turned around a school in severe decline, show us that change is possible even situations where hope has been lost.

I was amazed at how the neighborhood which surrounded the school in question banded together starting only from the conversations between two parents and a principal. The rest they say is history. The school now has done a remarkable job at getting their local community engaged and actively involved, not only in the school itself, but in the lives of their children.

Some might complain that the change of this school is at the detriment of the lower income students who once attended and were bussed into the school. After reading this book, though, you will see that this practice was also a detriment to the school and to the children itself causing less parent interaction and involvement as well as behavioral issues due to the fact that students were being bussed for up to an hour each day.

With this being said, the renaissance of the Nettlehorst school is remarkable and one that can provide new life for other schools struggling with similar situations. The book also provides other school communities a blueprint of how to make your school and your community stronger.

I highly recommend this book for anyone that wishes to be inspired to take action and make a difference, it will move you in the right direction!

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The book can be purchased through Amazon. Check it out today!

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