Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement
Routledge, 14/03/2014 - 244 من الصفحات
The core argument of Jean Anyon’s classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is doomed to fail. With every chapter thoroughly revised and updated, this edition picks up where the 2005 publication left off, including a completely new chapter detailing how three decades of political decisions leading up to the “Great Recession” produced an economic crisis of epic proportions. By tracing the root causes of the financial crisis, Anyon effectively demonstrates the concrete effects of economic decision-making on the education sector, revealing in particular the disastrous impacts of these policies on black and Latino communities.
Going beyond lament, Radical Possibilities offers those interested in a better future for the millions of America’s poor families a set of practical and theoretical insights. Expanding on her paradigm for combating educational injustice, Anyon discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement as a recent example of popular resistance in this new edition, set against a larger framework of civil rights history. A ringing call to action, Radical Possibilities reminds readers that throughout U.S. history, equitable public policies have typically been created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Ultimately, Anyon’s revelations teach us that the current moment contains its own very real radical possibilities.
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... nearly 40% of the wealth of middle-class families, collapsed employment prospects, slashed educa- tion and other public spending, increased inequality, and deepened and expanded poverty in the U.S. and many other countries as well.
... countervailing force to corporate power; the rich were charged high taxes and paid for much of the expansive local and national infrastructural development; and the middle class expanded because good jobs were available.
Policies that tax the rich at effec- tively lower rates than the middle class; keep the minimum wage at fractions of its former strength; prevent the establishment of jobs with decent wages, affordable housing, and public transportation ...
The many millions of white families who are poor, working class, or even lower-middle class would benefit as well. These families are not well served by the 21st century U.S. economy—and would certainly profit from policies (such as a ...
... regressive income taxes that charge wealthy individuals less than half the rate charged during most of the first 60 years of the 20th century, yet substantially raise the payroll taxes paid by the working poor and middle class; ...