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© 2016,The failure of continuation schools to educate our most vulnerable adolescent populations is slowly removing them from our educational landscapes. Millions of struggling teens, lacking alternatives, are being set adrift without capacity or hope. Yet their failures frankly, are unnecessary. Research-based study offering school-wide direction and practice is strongly evidenced throughout educational theory and practices, extending opportunities for significant continuation growth. A successful continuation setting, supported by study and introduced through From Risk to Resiliency, offers opportunities for program developers to bring together personal, closely held stakeholder values with program and classroom practices, opportunities only now being realized.
© 2013,Few would deny that getting ahead is a legitimate goal of learning, but the phrase implies a cruel hierarchy: a student does not simply get ahead, but gets ahead of others. In These Kids , Kysa Nygreen turns a critical eye on this paradox. Offering the voices and viewpoints of students at a "last chance" high school in California, she tells the story of students who have, in fact, been left behind. Detailing a youth-led participatory action research project that she coordinated, Nygreen uncovers deep barriers to educational success that are embedded within educational discourse itself. Struggling students internalize descriptions of themselves as "at risk," "low achieving," or "troubled"--and by adopting the very language of educators, they also adopt its constraints and presumption of failure. Showing how current educational discourse does not, ultimately, provide an adequate vision of change for students at the bottom of the educational hierarchy, she levies a powerful argument that social justice in education is impossible today precisely because of how we talk about it.