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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... minimum wage statutes that yield poverty wages, housing and transportation policies that segregate low-income workers of color in urban areas, and industrial and other job development in far-flung suburbs where public transit does not ...
... wage jobs, and do not provide poor students with the funds and supports for enough further education to make a ... low-level curriculum, and provides supports for teachers (for example). Despite my serious criticism of public policy as ...
... low-paid workers' income at the median of highly-paid, unionized workers in the decades after World War II; federal ... low-wage work on urban children and schools. It examines empirical research demonstrating ways in which conditions ...
... wage and benefit demands of “big labor,” and the cost of “big government”—funded in part by high taxes on wealth—cut into profits. Federal policy had kept most wages and salaries high enough and prices low enough that the American ...
... Wage trends, therefore, are fundamental to poverty levels. In the three decades before the Great Recession, 70% of American employees saw their wages fall (in constant dollars ... Low wages continue to predominate and are an important cause.
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