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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During the late 1960s and early '70s I taught elementary grades in inner city schools in Washington, D.C., and Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn—ever hopeful for black civil rights, as victories followed major protests in the South.
Philanthropic foundations and community-based organizations have also devoted time and energy to improving neighborhoods. There are major disappointments in these latter efforts as well, although there are some interesting successes.
... so that major investment banks could borrow more (without commensurate increases in collateral like cash and assets) than regulations had previously allowed (Labaton, 2008). As a result, the major banks were soon highly leveraged.
Extensive financial speculation during the 1920s was a major contributor to the 1929 crash and the bank runs of the early 1930s. But the financialization that has taken hold of the U.S. economy ...
This social structure of accumulation was named after economic theorist and British Lord John Maynard Keynes, who was a major architect of the post-war Bretton Woods treaty of 1944 that laid out political and economic arrangements in ...
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