Book Features:A counternarrative to the mainstream discourses of “failing” public schools in the United States. Policies and practices of human rights education in action, including the experiences of students and teachers. A framework for school leaders to create a climate of dignity for marginalized students. Ethnographic research conducted at Humanities Preparatory Academy, a public high school in New York City.
“This book provides what most of us don’t have: hope that a school based on human rights can actually exist in urban education. It will inspire grassroots activists and educators alike to envision something tangible to fight for.”
—Sally Lee, executive director, Teachers Unite
“The testimonies in this book remind us that schools can, in fact, be transformational communities. This is a work of head and heart, a call to reimagine schools as sites of critique and collaboration, purpose and possibility.”
—Bill Bigelow, Rethinking Schools