Michael Brick: The TT Interview

As state and local authorities across the country close schools whose test scores don’t make the cut, Michael Brick’s book Saving the School investigates what the U.S. may be throwing away in the rush to shut down such institutions.

An East Austin resident and former New York Times reporter, Brick wrote a journalist’s account of a year at Reagan High, an underperforming school where about two-thirds of the students had consistently failed the TAKS in math. Once known for its state football championships and educational achievements, Reagan High was more recently famous for a 2003 case in which one ...

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