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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... paid for much of the expansive local and national infrastructural development; and the middle class expanded because good jobs were available. (Most African Americans, however, especially those living in the South, were excluded from ...
... paid for the education of 8 million veterans) are necessary to guarantee funds for college degrees—to the millions of urban poor who want, and need them. I acknowledge that even though economic justice may be a prerequisite for ...
... paid by the working poor and middle class; and corporate tax policies in recent years that allow 60% of large U.S. ... paid workers' income at the median of highly-paid, unionized workers in the decades after World War II; federal ...
... paid by residents throughout metro regions (including inner cities) support profit-producing development that takes place primarily in the affluent suburbs. These inequitable regional arrangements contribute in important ways to ...
... entities want to extricate themselves from the deals. New York State, for example, has paid $243 million in recent years to extricate itself from swaps-related debt. “That money went straight from taxpayers' pockets to Wall.
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