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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... line-up of political parties; the state of class, race, and gender relations; and the character of the dominant ... Poverty—public investment in the country's infrastructure (education, highways, research and development) was a major ...
... poverty. (Low-wage workers are those whose hourly wage is less than the earnings necessary to lift a family above the official poverty line ... poverty-level wages working full time, year round. In the same year, over one in four black men ...
... poverty line and an additional 51 million were near poor—with incomes less than 50% above the poverty line. The SPM is intended to address the fact that the standard measure ignores the hundreds of billions of dollars the needy receive ...
... poverty line (Mishel, Bernstein, and Schmitt 2001). And thus a calculation of the families of those workers living with earnings up to 200% of the poverty line reveals that black and Latino families face the greatest financial hurdles ...
... Poverty. Most metro area poverty today is urban poverty. Demographer Myron Orfield analyzed the distribution of ... line Source: Economic Policy Institute, SWA. http://stateofworkingamerica.org/chart/swa-poverty-figure-7g-shareFigure 2.4 ...
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