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Small Schools: Public School Reform Meets the Ownership Society

Small Schools: Public School Reform Meets the Ownership Society

1st Edition

Michael Klonsky, Susan Klonsky
March 07, 2008

When education activists in New York, Chicago, and other urban school districts in the 1980s began the small-schools movement, they envisioned a new kind of public school system that was fair and equitable and that encouraged new relationships between teachers and students. When that movement for...

Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America

Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America

1st Edition

Paul Street
August 30, 2005

Fifty years after the US Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" was "inherently unequal," Paul Street argues that little progress has been made to meaningful reform America's schools. In fact, Street considers the racial make-up of today's schools as a state of de facto apartheid. With an...

School Commercialism: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity

School Commercialism: From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity

1st Edition

Alex Molnar
June 23, 2005

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education

The Edison Schools: Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education

1st Edition

Kenneth J. Saltman
January 30, 2005

The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S....

Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White

Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White

1st Edition

Tim J. Wise
January 30, 2005

Affirmative Action examines the larger structure of institutional white privilege in education, and compares the magnitude of white racial preference with the policies typically envisioned when the term "racial preference" is used. In doing so, the book demonstrates that the American system of...

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