Relentless Pursuit by Donna Foote
Relentless Pursuit | A Year in the Trenches with Teach for America by Donna Foote follows four Teach for America recruits as they enter a Los Angeles high school.
With little training and experience, these four will be asked to produce academic gains in students who are among the most disadvantaged in the country. Relentless Pursuit lays bare the experiences of these four teachers to evaluate the strengths and peculiarities of Teach for America and a social reality that has become inescapable.
Donna Foote is a former Newsweek correspondent who has covered many of the major stories of our times. While based in London, she reported on political and cultural affairs in the U.K., the war in Northern Ireland, Princess Diana and the British Royal Family, the War in Afghanistan, and Pakistani politics under Benazir Bhutto. As Deputy Bureau Chief of Newsweek’s Los Angeles Bureau, she covered the Rodney King riots, and both OJ Simpson trials. She also wrote extensively on education. She lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband James Shalvoy and her fourteen year old son James.
- ISBN: 9780307278234
- 352 pages
- March 10, 2009
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday