I want this book

The book is Sweating the Small Stuff:  Inner-City Schools and the New Paternalism, by David Whitman, and it examines six schools that are succeeding, in part because they explicitly teach middle-class values.  The Core Knowledge blog and Thoughts on Education have thoughtful articles responding to the book.

The question is, are these techniques widely replicable?  Or are they succeeding only because they are able to be selective, they are able to expel students who misbehave, and they have young, underpaid teachers who devote most of their waking hours to work?

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