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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Written by Bob Wise, former governor of West Virginia and current president of
the Alliance for Excellent Education, Raising the Grade describes the alarming
cost of our long-time neglect of secondary education. At a time when technology
and postsecondary education requirements are rising dramatically in the
workforce, the literacy skills of adolescents are not keeping pace. With most
federal dollars targeted to elementary schools and higher education, few
resources are allocated to improve high schools, to address the achievement gap
threatening nearly 6 million students at risk of dropping out in the United
States. Raising the Grade is rooted in the stories of real Americans whose high
school experiences failed to engage or adequately prepare them for work or