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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... American women's collective in South Carolina; we sent the proceeds south to support the collective and civil rights activity. ... Brooklyn—ever hopeful for black civil rights, as victories followed major protests in the South.
(Most African Americans, however, especially those living in the South, were excluded from policies that created this “Golden Age.”) This 40-year period of our history is examined in the following pages because it is highly instructive.
As we have seen, civil rights victories such as affirmative action, and even minority voting rights, mostly in the South, are not secure. The end of the Vietnam War did not prevent the federal government from waging other unnecessary or ...
The South was an extremely dangerous place to publicly protest Jim Crow segregation. What allowed early activists to take on public contestation when it would almost certainly lead to fierce economic and physical reprisals?
Moreover, as Ira Katznelson documents in When Affirmative Action was White (2005), returning black soldiers from World War II in both the North and South were ...
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
The Economic is Political
Federal Policies That Keep People Poor
Income Wealth and Taxes
New Hope for Urban Students
Metro Areas and the Regional Geography of Poverty Job and Public
Housing Reform as Education Reform
Regional and Local Challenges to Inequity
Social Movements New Public Policy and Urban Educational
Building a Social Movement
Putting Educators at the Center of a Social Movement for Economic