Shelfari edited the memorable quotes of A Hope in the Unseen Tuesday, October 12, 2010.
- Edited a quotation: “"That Cedric...nothing but trouble. Quick tongue and too proud."
Pride. Cedric's 4.02 grade point average virtually ties him for first in the junior class with a quiet, studious girl named LaCountiss Spinner. Pride in such accomplishment is acceptable behavior for sterling students at high schools across the land, but at Ballou and other urban schools like it, something else is at work. Educators have even coined a phrase for it. They call in the crab/bucket syndrome: when one crab tries to climb from the bucket, the others pull it back down. The forces dragging students toward failure - especially those who have crawled farthest up the side-flow through ever corner of the school. Inside the bucket, there is little chance of escape. (Pg. 17)”Ron Suskind