Table of Contents

Foreword by Theodore R. Sizer
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction: Democracy's Finishing School
Book One: Life in High School
Introduction: The Purpose of High School
Chapter 1: Five Thousand Hours
Chapter 2: Starting with Kids: The Case for Community
Book Two: Transforming the High School
Introduction: Reaching Every Student
Chapter 3: Getting to Know Kids: The Power of Personalization
Chapter 4: Teaching Important Things Well
Chapter 5: Democracy-It's Not Something We Learn About, It's Something We Do
Book Three: Creating Change
Introduction: The Difference We Make
Chapter 6: Making It Happen
Chapter 7: Building a Community of Hope