Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project

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5.51 X 8.54 X 0.73 inches | 0.74 pounds

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About the Author
Robert Moses is an American teacher and civil rights activist. He is best known as the leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's Mississippi Voter Registration Project, the co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and the founder of the Algebra Project. Moses has been the recipient of several awards, including a MacArthur fellowship and a Heinz Award in the Human Condition.

Co-author Charles E. Cobb, Jr. has thirty years of experience as a journalist for major magazines and is currently senior writer at allAfrica.com.
"Before anyone in Congress or the White House says another word about education reform, they owe themselves a few hours with Moses' new book. Moses cuts through cant and phony debates with the serene urgency of someone who risked his life in the civil-rights revolution." --E. J. Dionne, The Washington Post

"If Chapter One of Moses's Mississippi odyssey was about voting, Chapter 2 is about algebra. They merge in . . . Radical Equations. The themes-equality, empowerment, citizenship-ripple through like ribbons, tying the two experiences in the same long-term struggle." --Jodi Wilgoren, The New York Times

"Bob Moses, one of the most important voices in the civil rights movement, is now on the creative edge of leadership again. He shows us why math literacy for all children is a key next step in the ongoing fight for equal citizenship." --Marian Wright Edelman, president, Children's Defense Fund

"Moses' main argument should resonate with concerned parents and community leaders as well as educators. An important step forward in math pedagogy and a provocative field manual, this book is a radical equation indeed." --Publishers Weekly, starred review