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Race, Equity, and Education : Sixty Years from Brown (Hardcover)

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???This powerful and timely analysis examines education as one of the most visible markers for racial disparities in the US as well as one of its most visible frontiers for racial justice. Featuring original research, educators’ insights, and perspectives from communities of color, it documents the complex impact of social/educational policy on social progress. Chapters on charter schools, faculty diversity, curriculum content, and performance measurement shed light on entrenched inequities that must be confronted. The book also makes it clear that leveling the playing field calls for not only better schools, but also addressing pervasive social problems such as poverty and housing segregation.

Included in the coverage:

  • The racial achievement gap, segregated schools, and segregated neighborhoods—a constitutional insult.
  • African American school choice and the current race politics of charter schooling.
  • The Data Quality Movement for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: an unresolved civil rights issue.
  • Toward a critical pedagogy of race: ethnic studies and literacies of power in high school classrooms.
  • Parental narratives and secondary schooling experiences among second- and third-generation Mexican Americans.                

Pinpointing crucial issues and opportunities for solutions, Race, Equity, and Education has immediate salience for educators and researchers studying the intersection of race and education.

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