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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... described the “hyper-financialization” (Minsky, 2008b) of our economy and other developments in the political economy that brought on the 2008 crisis. Because investment funds have gone primarily to speculation (rather than to ...
... describe the institutions and cultures associated with periods of the economy as Social Structures of Accumulation (SSAs) (Kotz, 1987; Kotz, McDonough, and Reich, 1994; Tabb, 2007). When social structures of accumulation break down ...
... describe the SSA of the two most recent periods, the post-World War II political economy and the “free market,” neoliberal system, which followed. The. Keynesian. Political. Economy. (1940–1980). This social structure of accumulation was ...
... describe in more detail later, during the post-World War II decades the marginal (top) income tax rate for individuals with great wealth averaged 86% in the 1940s, 91% in the 1950s, 80% in the 1960s, and 70% in the 1970s. (The top ...
... described other consequences of “free market”/neoliberal action on American society: Stagnating wages (the share of U.S. national income going to wages and salaries reached its lowest recorded level in 2005), a vastly smaller middle ...
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