The Brilliance Beneath: The Power of Perspective in Urban Schools

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The Brilliance Beneath shatters the deficit lens of public education and captures the hope and the promise of schools that change lives and transform communities. Educators and leaders for social justice seeking insight on how to unleash the brilliance within their classrooms and schools will find a refreshing blend of experience, research, and reflection in this innovative book. The Brilliance Beneath offers an illuminating perspective for reclaiming public education during an era where there is a palpable changing of the guard in educational leadership from the Baby Boomers to the Hip-Hop intellectuals.Andre Benito Mountain distills his experiences as a student, teacher, district administrator and school administrator to underscore the power of perspective. He confronts history, the media, and archaic leadership approaches that undermine the flourishing school communities that our children deserve.