More than a Dream: How One School's Vision is Changing the World: The Cristo Rey Story  

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Cristo Rey Jesuit High School never should have opened. Wise and cautious people with lots of experience should have explained to the school's founders, the Chicago Province Jesuits, that their audacious plan for opening a college preparatory high school for low income students in one of Chicago's toughest neighborhoods simply wouldn't work. Detractors, who repeatedly pointed out that no school like this had ever succeeded, should've been able to convince them not to even bother trying. Those naysayers, after all, were right. No school like this had succeeded. In fact, no school like this had even been attempted. The Jesuits, though, weren't swayed. They saw a need and believed this unconventional approach to education was their best shot at responding to the need. They were right. The school they started has changed the trajectory of the lives of countless students and sparked a resurgence in inner-city Catholic education in the United States. Their work is inspiring proof that a small group of people can change the world. More than a Dream tells the incredible story of the school they created and how it has changed the lives of four of its students.

News & Notes
 MTAD featured in ED Policy Thoughts blog
 Fr. John P. Foley honored with Presidential Citizen's Medal
 Cristo Rey to be featured on 30 minute ABC special
 Cristo Rey Featured in WashPost column by George Will
 Gates Foundation Purchases nearly 2,000 copies of MTAD
 MTAD in the blogosphere
 MTAD and Cristo Rey featured in Doublethink magazine story by Laura Vanderkam
 President Bush Praises Cristo Rey at Education Summit
 MTAD receives positive review from Chicago Tribune
 MTAD receives positive review from Catholic News Service
 G.R. Kearney discusses MTAD on Christophers Closeup Radio Show
 MTAD named Eric Hoffer Award finalist
 MTAD soars to top of Movers & Shakers list on its release date
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