This book is about crying voices, the voices of real people who, contrary to the notion that the American dream is realistically accessible to all, could not get any one to pay attention to their wishes and dreams. Scattered in communities all around the country, these people came to America with ambitions and dreams which were impossible to accomplish in their homeland. In short, this is a book about ideas on how schools, policymakers, and the general public can come together to build practical plans of action that can save the country money and time and, in a very real sense, lives. And it does so by reciting case histories; emotional cries for public dialogue in education. The book is built on true stories told vividly and with hope.