"Inspiring stories, practical tips and expert advice." —Ebony
"Inspiring stories and practical tips urge parents and caregivers to unlock their children's potential." —Library Journal
"A much-needed resource that will enable parents to become partners in their children's academic success. Read it and tell others to read it." —Marian Wright Edelman, Founder, Children's Defense Fund
There's a crisis in our classrooms. In school districts across the country, children of color earn sub-par test scores, and are frequently relegated to less challenging classes. Low achievement will doom our children to a future far beneath their capabilities—unless we do something about it. In this updated edition of Achievement Matters, Hugh B. Price, the former President of the National Urban League, shows you how to help your child succeed, and make America's public schools accountable.
A vital resource for parents and caregivers, here are practical tips for improving children's literacy and achievement levels while instilling a lifelong enthusiasm for education. Price explains how to make sure your child isn't missing out on essential courses, recommends proven techniques for cutting through bureaucracy to create an environment conducive to learning, and shares insightful personal stories.
From using the latest technology to providing after-school and summer programs to give our youth direction and keep them away from drugs and violence, this book offers real tools for making a powerful, positive impact and guiding your child to the brightest possible future.
"A noteworthy effort to improve parental involvement, student motivation, and institutional accountability." —Kweisi Mfume, former President and CEO, NAACP