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Achievement matters : getting your child the best education possible
Price, Hugh B.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dafina Books/Kensington Pub. Group, [2002]

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xiv, 256 pages ; 24 cm
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LC2771 .P75 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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As head of the U.S.'s oldest and largest community-based organisation devoted to empowering black Americans, the National Urban league, Price acutely understands the challenges facing children today. Having launched a campaign raising massive awareness of racial bias in the public school system, this book rallies parents to do the same thing, providing them with a framework for change, plus practical tips and proven strategies to find and create quality schools, and to help children achieve. Filled with personal stories and anecdotes, this is a powerful tool for change.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

As president of the National Urban League, Hugh B. Price established the Campaign for African-American Achievement, a program to advance American children's academic success. He shares the program's philosophy in Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education Possible. Advising parents to "encourage children to read anything, from baseball cards to comic books," to "take your youngsters on field trips and to work" and to "make sure [your child's] school knows that you are actively involved in your child's education," Price lays out a plan for parents to inspire their children to achieve. Agents, Barbara Lowenstein and Madeline Morel. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

President of the National Urban League (NUL) since 1994, Price seeks to empower blacks by promoting education as the great equalizer in American society. His inspiring stories and practical tips urge parents and caregivers to unlock their children's potential by emphasizing the following: communicate the love of learning and reading; encourage children to seek out friends who are serious about their academic achievement; encourage the use of language to express feelings and needs; read aloud to young children, beginning with bedtime stories; take children on outings where reading and discussion are a natural part of the experience. Educators can utilize this valuable resource to enable parents and community members to become active partners in their children's academic success. Public library education reform, community programs, and general education collections will make a good home for Price's work, which builds on his earlier To Be Equal (o.p.) and complements a NUL/Scholastic booklet Read and Rise: Preparing Our Children for a Lifetime of Success ( and Janie Victoria Ward's The Skin We're In: Teaching Our Children To Be Emotionally Strong, Socially Smart, and Spiritually Connected. Highly recommended for all collections. Leroy Hommerding, Ft. Myers Beach P.L. Dist., FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 Taking Charge of Your Child's Educationp. 7
Chapter 2 Spreading the Gospel of Achievementp. 33
Chapter 3 Reading: The Bedrock of Academic Successp. 61
Chapter 4 High Achievement Starts at Homep. 89
Chapter 5 Navigating the School Systemp. 119
Chapter 6 Learning Isn't Over When the Last Bell Ringsp. 145
Chapter 7 Computer Literacy Matters, Toop. 169
Chapter 8 Demanding--and Getting--Good Schoolsp. 185
Conclusion: Our Collective Responsibility to Make Sure "All the Children Are Well"p. 207
Reading Guidep. 211
Appendix A Read and Rise: Preparing Our Children for a Lifetime of Successp. 217
Appendix B Resource Directory for Parents and Caregiversp. 231
Referencesp. 237
Indexp. 245