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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... create barriers to educational success that no teacher or principal practice, no standardized test, and no “zero tolerance” policy can surmount for long. It is for this reason that I argue that macroeconomic mandates continually trump ...
... create high-quality urban schools. Macroeconomic policy will need to be augmented by educational reform. Providing economic opportunity and realistic hope in urban neighborhoods will be necessary to create the conditions that allow for ...
... created that would propel reform outward into the community, and deeper into the school. Among the most important participants in the process of movement building are urban youth. New research on youth organizations nationwide ...
... created and utilized by private entities in the shadow banking system (the hedge funds, investment banks, hedge funds set up within banks, by loan companies like Countrywide Financial, by GMAC, the financial arm of General Motors, etc ...
... creating jobs and other direct investment, as during the Keynesian era. And “free” trade became governed by complex international treaties and tens of thousands of pages of regulations. Yet significant portions of the neoliberal, free ...
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