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The Resource Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships, Naomi Schaefer Riley

Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships, Naomi Schaefer Riley

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Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships
Title
Opportunity and hope
Title remainder
transforming children's lives through scholarships
Statement of responsibility
Naomi Schaefer Riley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The U.S. education system is not meeting the needs of all our children, especially those who are economically disadvantaged. For too many families, income level and ZIP code determine the quality of education available to their children. The need to give all children access to a good education, a chance for a better future, has never been greater. Launched in 1998 by philanthropists Ted Forstmann and John Walton, the Children's Scholarship Fund has offered thousands of low-income children across the country the chance to attend private school, children who would have otherwise never experienced the benefits of a private education. In Opportunity and Hope, prominent journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley chronicles the lives of 10 scholarship alumni who - because of the educational opportunities afforded them - were able to turn less than perfect childhood circumstances into successful lives and careers. The stories of these children, representative of thousands of others and their families, are nothing less than inspirational. They are proof that all any of America's children need to achieve their dreams is a chance, and someone to believe in them. They are also a testament to the power of private schools, including many inner-city faith-based schools, and they are evidence that given the chance for the right kind of education, anyone can achieve the American dream
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Riley, Naomi Schaefer
Index
index present
LC call number
LC243.C47
LC item number
R55 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's Scholarship Fund
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Children with social disabilities
  • Private schools
  • Social mobility
Label
Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships, Naomi Schaefer Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No one ever told me I was dreaming too big" -- A family finds refuge -- Called to dance -- What would you do if you couldn't fail? -- A place of peace amidst a world of violence -- "Little house on the prairie" -- Sizing up the competition, and then winning it -- The burdens of adulthood, placed on a child -- Food for the spirit and the mind -- Breaking the cycle of stuckness
Control code
880520940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 137 pages
Isbn
9781442226098
Lccn
2014003616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)880520940
Label
Opportunity and hope : transforming children's lives through scholarships, Naomi Schaefer Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No one ever told me I was dreaming too big" -- A family finds refuge -- Called to dance -- What would you do if you couldn't fail? -- A place of peace amidst a world of violence -- "Little house on the prairie" -- Sizing up the competition, and then winning it -- The burdens of adulthood, placed on a child -- Food for the spirit and the mind -- Breaking the cycle of stuckness
Control code
880520940
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 137 pages
Isbn
9781442226098
Lccn
2014003616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)880520940

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