Kristina Rizga - Mission High

Premiere DateNov 22, 2015
00:00 Book Talk Intro – DJ Kory
04:27 “Celebrate” – Metric
08:17 Interview with Kristina Rizga Part 1
19:16 “Lie Lie Lie” – Metric
23:27 Interview with Kristina Rizga Part 2
41:05 “For Kicks” – Metric
45:56 Book Talk Outro – DJ Kory
49:51 “Other Side” – Metric
53:34 Finish

Kristina Rizga – Mission High: One School, How Experts Tried To Fail It, And the Students and Teachers Who Made It Triumph

What motivates students to learn, work hard, and persevere through life’s toughest challenges? Why is it so difficult for the world’s wealthiest and most powerful country to build good schools in every neighborhood? In Mission High, Mother Jones reporter Kristina Rizga tells intimate stories from the four years she spent immersed in one of the nation’s most diverse public high schools. She follows four teachers and their remarkable students as they struggle against closure, resist pressure to focus on test scores, and create some of the most effective classrooms in the country. The unforgettable stories in these pages offer a hopeful lesson for improving all American schools.

Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…