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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... school and college years, the Civil Rights Movement deeply engaged me, and I became active in a Northern branch of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)—picketing, marching, and sometimes organizing. I raised money for the movement in ...
... education to make a significant difference in their lives. Only government policy can mandate that jobs provide ... organized. From the American Revolution (fought in part against economic policies perceived as unjust) to the labor ...
Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement Jean Anyon. lack of jobs that bedevils American workers, or ... organizing; Federal Reserve Bank pronouncements that ignore its mandate to maintain a high level of employment; free ...
... organize unions—many of the policies that led to the Golden Age of widespread prosperity and expanding equality. And social movements have changed education ... educational opportunity for immigrant families in the form of kindergartens ...
... education and its practitioners could, therefore, highlight poverty wages, joblessness, and housing injustice as ... organizers could join forces. Low-income parents are rarely told about school reforms being planned, and the changes ...
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