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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... urban areas that no existing educational policy or urban school reform can transcend. If anything, the Great ... neighborhoods and therefore the schools. In order to solve the systemic problems of urban education, then, we need not only ...
... urban neighborhoods will be necessary to create the conditions that allow for and support successful urban schools, but these nurturing conditions will have to be supplemented by reforms that prevent racial tracking, low-level ...
... urban low-income families are provided with financial resources and support, the educational achievement of the ... neighborhoods of concentrated poverty there. A number of social scientists concerned about poverty have investigated the ...
... urban poverty and metropolitan inequities suggests that local neighborhoods are not isolated from these forces. Instead, urban neighborhoods—like urban schools— are not just “local”; they are extremely vulnerable to federal and regional ...
... urban educators at the center of attempts to build a politically progressive movement. One theoretically strategic ... neighborhoods. They are in close proximity to, and able to have continual contact with, community adults and youth ...
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