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Four students Bryant Estrada, Guillermo Ronquillo, Theresa Agonia, and George Carle graduated in 2009 from a small poverty stricken, low performing urban city high school on the outskirts of... More > Providence, Rhode Island, and attended four different colleges. Fifty-two percent of their classmates had dropped out at Central Falls High, and after a union dispute in 2010 caused by a federal and state mandate, all high school teachers were fired. This action resulted in the school becoming the national poster child for high school “drop-out factories.” In a press conference, even President Obama weighed in and supported the mass teacher firing. Hope Realized goes beyond the research and rhetoric as the students describe the highs and lows of their college journeys.Teachers and school reformers can learn much from their compelling and insightful stories.< Less
India Traveller: Mumbai the Financial Capital of India
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Mumbai, also known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India, and the second most populous city in the world, with a population of... More > approximately 14 million. Along with the neighbouring urban areas, including the cities of Navi Mumbai and Thane, it is one of the most populous urban regions in the world. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. As of 2009, Mumbai was named an Alpha world city. Mumbai is also the richest city in India, and has the highest GDP of any city in South, West or Central Asia. ISBN: 978-1-105-30967-0< Less
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