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Demographics Must Not Be Destiny


by Andy Stern - 2008

Will Okun, my brother’s nephew, teaches at an alternative high school in Chicago. Located in one of the poorest communities in the city, the school offers at-risk kids a path to success. With comprehensive support services, an alternative curriculum, and a focus on the community it serves, this school was generating more than a few “against all odds” stories of student success. When Will started teaching there in 1999, his students—many already written off by the system for behavioral problems or academic failure—were outperforming students in nearby neighborhood schools.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 113-115
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22851, Date Accessed: 7/16/2019 2:30:47 AM

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  • Andy Stern
    Service Employees International Union
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    Andy Stern is president of the 1.9 million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America. He is the author of the book A Country That Works (Free Press). This essay was written expressly for publication in this volume.
 
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