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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... Group, an informa business © 2014 Taylor & Francis The right of Jean Anyon to be identified as author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. All rights ...
... groups that govern, individual agency needs to be compounded by the joint efforts of hundreds of thousands of citizens who are “street-marching mad,” and who voice their demands for change together. The fruits of a social movement for ...
... groups that join with others in metro-wide coalitions to challenge federal or regional policies that maintain inequities. The results of these coalitions affirm the potential of alliances among inner-city and urbanized suburban ...
... groups (those working to maintain nurturing small schools, for example) and community organizers could join forces. Low-income parents are rarely told about school reforms being planned, and the changes typically have had little ...
... group of wealthy investors. Increasingly, profits of U.S. companies have derived from financial speculation rather than production. In the 1960s, profits from finance were only 15% of all profits of companies in the U.S.; in 2006 ...
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