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Hugh Price (2) [1929–2009]

This page covers the author of A Lucky Day for Little Dinosaur.

For other authors named Hugh Price, see the disambiguation page.

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Hugh Price
Booknotes, Sunday, January 5, 2003
Hugh Price discusses Achievement Matters: Getting Your Child the Best Education Possible.

—from the publisher's website There's a crisis in our classrooms. In virtually every school district across America, African American children achieve at lower levels, earn lousier test scores, are placed more frequently into special education or remedial and less challenging classes, and are discouraged from striving to excel academically, or demanding excellence from themselves. The perception is that they are intellectually inferior, which is tragically reinforced by a vocal and destructive segment within our own culture that seeks to portray academic achievement as a sell-out to a white society. Experts say that perception is wrong as a matter of scientific fact. But we cannot allow those attitudes to continue. Indifference toward academic achievement will doom our children to a future far beneath their capabilities. And that has to change. As President of the National Urban League, Hugh B. Price understands the challenges that await our children as they enter the mainstream of American society. In Achievement Matters, he tells us to reject the self-destructive mindset that teaches our children to accept academic mediocrity. A highly respected writer and public speaker, Mr. Price gives practical tips on improving children's literacy and achievement levels, while instilling a lifelong enthusiasm for education as a reward in itself. He provides a framework for change, offering practical tips for parents to help their youngsters become good readers and high achievers, describing the benchmark skills required of students in each grade, and explaining how to make sure your child isn't being steered away from courses essential for future success. He recommends proven techniques for cutting through the educational bureaucracy to create an environment conducive to learning, and where teachers and the school systems themselves are held accountable. You will also discover the keys to becoming an effective, informed advocate in the educational community, as well as strategies for communicating with teachers and administrators for the maximum benefit of your child, and African American children in general. From getting the latest technology into your child's classrooms, to providing after-school and summer programs to give our youth direction and keep them away from the drugs and violence that have claimed so many, this book offers real help for making a powerful, positive impact. This vital resource for parents and caregivers ties into the National Urban League's ongoing Campaign for African American Achievement, a broad based public awareness and community mobilization movement designed to close the academic gap between black students and their counterparts. Filled with insightful personal stories, fascinating anecdotes from successful students, and valuable contact information for parents and caregivers, Achievement Matters is a critical tool for guiding your child to improved academic performance, and their brightest possible future. (timspalding)… (more)

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