Organizing Communities to Improve Schools

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On "The Leonard Lopate Show," the author and professor Mark R. Warren argues that community organizing is a key component in addressing failed schools in low-income communities.

"A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform," written with Karen L. Mapp, is based on a study of prominent organizing efforts in Chicago; New York City; Los Angeles; Denver; San Jose, Calif.; and the Mississippi Delta. Professor Warren is joined by Desiree Pilgrim Hunter, of the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, one of the local organizations profiled in the book.