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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... corporations have basically stopped paying federal taxes, and some—like General Electric, Verizon, and Kraft Foods ... corporate class, created a situation between 1980 and the mid-2000s that made the 2007 economic explosion and its ...
... corporate power; the rich were charged high taxes and 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 ...
... corporations, banks, and hedge funds from oversight. The neoliberal paradigm (also described in the next chapter) ... corporate logic of profits and privatization to as many spheres of life as possible, such as public education, in order ...
... corporate sponsored reforms like educational privatization, charter schools, accountability focused on individual teachers, and high-stakes testing. These also lie under the neoliberal, free-market, no-taxesneeded umbrella. But in my ...
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