Inner-City Public Schools is a beacon call for everyone to take a close look at how effective our inner city public schools have been. Dr. Diop shares some of his life stories and how the public schools in his neighborhood shaped his thinking. With education reformists extolling the value and achievement of charter schools, to the peril of public schools- Dr. Diop is honest in his evaluation of the schools he has led and how he and his teachers set and achieved immense goals, resulting in the highest math scores in the school’s history. Dr. Diop is also candid as he discussed the emotional struggles faced by his sister and how those struggles enabled him to relate to the anguish many of his students face daily. This book will show everyone, that there is value in our nation’s inner city public schools and his life is living proof!