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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... banks created behemoths that now hold assets amounting to more than half of the nation's economy. Using tax havens and loopholes, many of the largest and most profitable corporations have basically stopped paying federal taxes, and some ...
... banks—and for a populist program of economic supports for working people—were strong and continuous. By the end of the Depression, the public pressure of these social movements had successfully forced the federal government to pass ...
... banks and hedge funds, and the politicians who so often seem beholden to them, we need to understand what caused the Great Recession. In this edition of Radical Possibilities I have added a chapter that traces the deregulation and ...
... Bank pronouncements that ignore its mandate to maintain a high level of employment; free trade agreements that send thousands of corporations—and their job opportunities—to other countries; and more. All these are part of the “free ...
... Banking Committee informed Congressional leaders that “We are literally days away from a complete meltdown of our ... banks and other institutions soon ceased, and the financial system of the U.S. ground to a halt. Because the credit ...
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