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.
... described in the first edition of this book. These policies—and others to be introduced in this new edition—reveal how both Democratic and Republican administrations, basing many of their decisions on the needs of an increasingly ...
... described in the first edition of Radical Possibilities, and updated in later chapters here (regarding minimum wages, lack of decent jobs, taxes, etc.), have been instrumental in contributing to this inequality. Extreme inequality ...
... described in 2005, and examine them in their current form—those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal public transportation, and affordable housing (for example). For these policies continue, and remain ...
... describe a number of federal policies that have egregious consequences. Among the policies considered (in addition to minimum wage legislation) are job training as a predominant federal anti-poverty policy when there have been too few ...
... describe the Keynesian post-World War II political economy that produced widespread prosperity and economic ... describing and contrasting these historical periods is to show that the way things are now is not the way they have been or ...
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