No Excuses

Closing the Racial Gap in Learning

Author: Stephan Thernstrom,Abigail Thernstrom

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439127049

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, the racial gap in school achievement is the nation's most critical civil rights issue and an educational crisis. It's no wonder that "No Child Left Behind," the 2001 revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, made closing the racial gap in education its central goal. An employer hiring the typical black high school graduate or the college that admits the average black student is choosing a youngster who has only an eighth-grade education. In most subjects, the majority of twelfth-grade black students do not have even a "partial mastery" of the skills and knowledge that the authoritative National Assessment of Educational Progress calls "fundamental for proficient work" at their grade. No Excuses marshals facts to examine the depth of the problem, the inadequacy of conventional explanations, and the limited impact of Title I, Head Start, and other familiar reforms. Its message, however, is one of hope: Scattered across the country are excellent schools getting terrific results with high-needs kids. These rare schools share a distinctive vision of what great schooling looks like and are free of many of the constraints that compromise education in traditional public schools. In a society that espouses equal opportunity we still have a racially identifiable group of educational have-nots -- young African Americans and Latinos whose opportunities in life will almost inevitably be limited by their inadequate education. When students leave high school without high school skills, their futures -- and that of the nation -- are in jeopardy. With successful schools already showing the way, no decent society can continue to turn a blind eye to such racial and ethnic inequality.

No Excuses!

Author: Rick Bobzien

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449078966

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 164

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The most controversial perspective on our nations obesity epidemic that you will ever read! In this book you will: Forgo "Political Correctness." Learn how obesity can be controlled with accountability and self-discipline. Learn how "Fat Sympathizers" are contributing to our great nations obesity epidemic by practically condoning the condition of obesity. Discover the dangers with respect to rationalization and obesity. Realize how an individual's obesity is a direct reflection of their character/personality. So if you are mentally strong enough to read and process information that is not "Politically Correct," then you will enjoy this book. And this book, if taken to heart by the populace, will destroy the enemy of fat and rid our nation of the life destroying and visually disgusting condition of being overweight. Read on...if you have the GUTS!

No Excuses!

Author: Wayne W. Dyer, Dr.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926137

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, the internationally best-selling author and lecturer, has a new message for his youngest readers. In his latest children's book,Wayne teaches kids about excuses: what they are, where they come from, and how to eliminate them so boys and girls can reach their full potential. Playfully illustrated once again by Stacy Heller Budnick, No Excuses! tells the story of a boy with a seemingly impossible dream who almost lets excuses stand in his way. Luckily, he learns some important lessons that allow him to attain his goals--lessons that just about all children will be able to understand and apply to their lives. No Excuses! will be available shortly after the publication of Wayne's book for adults, Excuses Begone!

No Excuses

How You Can Turn Any Workplace into a Great One

Author: Jennifer Robin,Michael Burchell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352424

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The business leader's guide to creating a great workplace from the Great Place to Work Institute In this follow-up guide to The Great Workplace, experts from Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. reveal the most common excuses managers use for why they can't create a great workplace. Authors Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell poke holes in every single excuse. Whether the reasons involve the organization's leadership, employees, environment, or any other factor, the authors explain that if managers lead people properly, they can create a great workplace. The authors explore how managers can interrupt their own negative thought patterns and instead create lasting change, and they describe how great workplaces have surmounted very real difficulties with aplomb. Includes case studies, stories, tips, and tools for managers who want to transform their organizations From the experts at the Great Place to Work, a global research, consulting, and training firm that operates in nearly 50 countries Proves that any and every organization can change for the better when managers have the right tools and mindset Creating a place where people want to work and want to succeed is the primary key to success for every manager. No Excuses shows that managers in any organization can transform their workplace—if they'll only get out of their own way first.

No Excuses

The Antonio Sabato Jr. Workout for Life

Author: Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Publisher: Universe Pub

ISBN: 9780789303523

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

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From his debut as a soap-opera actor to his iconic presence in Calvin Klein campaigns on billboards and magazine spreads to his recent Hollywood roles, Antonio Sabato Jr. has become as familiar to most young Americans as any movie star or celebrity. In his very first book, Antonio Sabato Jr. finally comes clean: a truly fit body, though divine, is not a gift from the heavens. It is the result of a tough, disciplined, balanced, and fun workout program. More than just a workout book, however, No Excuses lets you in on what motivates Antonio--why he trains the way he does, how he maintains his intensity and commitment, and his perspective on all-around mental and physical well-being. Readers are thoughtfully and systematically led through the exclusive workout regimen Antonio has developed with the help his veteran trainer and longtime friend, Joe Sanceri, and are shown how to adapt it for themselves. Best of all, this is a program for everyone who wants to stop buying into fads and quick fixes and to concentrate instead on improving their fitness and health, day by day for the rest of their lives. With insightful tips and diagrams, as well as exclusively commissioned, rich duotone photographs by renowned style photographer Greg Gorman, No Excuses is both a feast for the eyes and a valuable, step-by-step illustrated handbook for the mind and body.

No Excuses

9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power

Author: Gloria Feldt

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1580053807

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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An invaluable guidebook, which contends that the most vexing problems facing women today isn't that doors of opportunity aren't open but that not enough women are walking through them Feminist icon Gloria Feldt pulls no punches in this new book, which argues that the most confounding problem facing women today isn't that doors of opportunity aren't open, but that not enough women are walking through them. From the boardroom to the bedroom, public office to personal relationships, she asserts that nobody is keeping women from parity-except themselves. Feldt puts women's power into an historical context, showing the ways in which women have made huge leaps forward in the past, only to pull back right when they were at the threshold. Feldt argues that there's no excuse-whether it's the way women are socialized, or pressure to conform, or work/life balance issues-for women today not to own their power. Women are still facing unequal pay, being passed over for promotions, entering public office at a much lesser rate than men, and oftentimes still struggling with traditional power dynamics in their interpersonal relationships. Feldt's solution to all these places where women face inequality is the same: we need to shift the way we think to achieve true parity with our male counterparts. No Excuses is divided into nine chapters that organized around how women can change the way they think, and therefore the way they act. These include: Know Your History and You Can Create the Future of Your Choice; Define the Terms-First; Embrace Controversy; Employ Every Medium; and other helpful ideas for using the tools and resources women already have to create the changes they want to see. No Excuses is a timely and invaluable book to help women equalize gender power in politics, work, and love.

No Excuses

The True Story of a Congenital Amputee Who Became a Champion in Wrestling And in Life

Author: Kyle Maynard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1596986573

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

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He was born a congenital amputee, his arms ending at his elbows and his legs at his knees. But that didn’t stop Kyle Maynard from becoming a champion, on the wrestling mat and in his life. No Excuses is the inspiring story of Kyle’s battle against the odds. You’ll learn about the family who supported him, the coach who trained him, and the faith that strengthened him to face the toughest fights.

No Excuses

Take Responsibility for Your Own Success

Author: David Neenan

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1614480281

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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In a lifetime of achievement---creating a major commercial construction company, raising a family, traveling the world and teaching the principles of success to thousands---David Neenan treasures most his mistakes, failures and troubles. When his company faced a loss greater than his net worth, David learned how to lead an effective organization. When an immune disorder made it almost impossible to stand, he learned how to heal himself. When he was 10,000 miles from home doing mindless work, he learned how to gain vision. These lessons are the keys to accomplishment and meaning. In each case, David found there are no shortcuts to success. Meaningful happiness derives from taking responsibility for your own life---and accomplishment has value only when it is reached with integrity, love, humor and faith in the wonderful dance of life. "No Excuses" describes David’s challenges, failures and lessons through personal stories that portray a colorful life. Readers will hear how a simple pair of shoes led to a crucial realization at an early age. How he made peace with a childhood catastrophe at his father’s grave. And how only embracing life’s struggles every day brings meaning and joy. David believes we all want that---and we are the only ones responsible for achieving it.

No Excuses

Excuses Are Like Fat Friends and Relatives; Everybody’S Got Some. the Key Is Not to Become One.

Author: David A. Graziosi

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469198398

Category: Self-Help

Page: 89

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With sarcasm and wit No Excuses, shines a light on how people will make any excuse to get out of working out. It tells the straightforward truth for why excuses prevent people from realizing their full potential.

No Excuses

Concessions of a Serial Campaigner

Author: Robert Shrum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416545581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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He was named by The Atlantic Monthly as "the most sought-after strategist in the Democratic party." He was targeted by National Review as the Democratic Party's "poet goon." From his unique perspective, Robert Shrum gives us an epic and personal story of the struggle for power in America during the past four decades. With wit and humor, rare candor, and a wealth of detail, he vividly recounts the real personalities and real forces that shaped the outcome of the closest and most important elections of our time. We are there with Shrum in the back rooms, on the planes, and in the motorcades with Ted Kennedy, Al Gore, John Kerry, John Edwards, and Bill and Hillary Clinton. Shrum reveals the manipulations and limitations of old and new forms of political persuasion, from the historic and sometimes controversial speeches he wrote to the negative ads he created for national and statewide candidates, from prepping presidential nominees for critical debates to the deployment of the new political weapon, the Internet. He lifts the curtain on decisive moments. Did John Kerry and John Edwards actually believe in the Iraq war they voted for? What was the real reason the Kerry campaign didn't respond faster to the Swift Boat attacks? Why didn't Al Gore let Bill Clinton campaign all-out in 2000? How did Clinton get through the first perilous week of the Lewinsky scandal? This is a provocative journey through recent history: George McGovern's antiwar campaign of 1972, the improbable rise of Jimmy Carter, Senate campaigns that made historic breakthroughs and shaped the presidential contests of the future, the gifts that made Bill Clinton a great politician -- and the circumstances and calculations that kept him from being a great president. As strategist, adviser, and often friend to the leaders he enlisted with, Shrum shows them as they are, with their strengths and human weaknesses -- as well as his own. Assailed as a populist who pushed the Democratic Party, in a phrase he coined, "to stand for the people, not the powerful," Shrum argues that unlike Republicans from Reagan on, Democrats fall short, politically or in office, when they trim their convictions and walk away from fundamental issues -- like universal health coverage. This is one of the most fascinating books ever written about the victories and defeats, the causes and candidates, the "flawed heroes" that drive the high drama of American politics.