How to Walk to School
When two gutsy moms ventured inside Nettelhorst, their neighborhoods underutilized and struggling public elementary school, the new principal asked what it would take for them to enroll their children. Stunned by her candor, they returned the next day armed with an extensive wish list. The principal read their list and said ",Well, lets get started, girls! Its going to be a busy year . . . ", How to Walk to School is the storyfrom the highs to the lowsof motivated neighborhood parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicagos best, virtually overnight.The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In How to Walk to School, Susan Kurland, Nettelhorsts new and entrepreneurial principal, and Jacqueline Edelberg, the neighborhood mom, provide an accessible and honest blueprint for reclaiming the great public schools our children deserve.Check out www.howtowalktoschool.com for more information.
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