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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... that the failure of city school systems such as Newark was a function of 100 years of urban political and economic history, rather than a result of an influx of black Southern families in the 1950s and '60s—as many whites assumed.
The Great Recession, officially from 2007 to 2009 (but continuing for most of the U.S. population in 2013 as I write this), destroyed millions of jobs, debased home values, wiped out nearly 40% of the wealth of middle-class families, ...
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.
Importantly, however, the chapter also describes the increasingly robust body of research documenting that when minority urban low-income families are provided with financial resources and support, the educational achievement of the ...
One theoretically strategic reason for the centrality of urban educators is that inside poverty-stricken city schools is the congealed result of economic and other social hardships impinging on urban families. An enlightened focus on ...
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