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Author Hochschild, Jennifer L., 1950-

Title The American dream and the public schools / Jennifer L. Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick.

Publication Info. New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  371.01 H685A    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  371.0109 HOCHSCHILD    Check Shelf
Description xii, 301 pages ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [239]-290) and index.
Contents What Americans want from public schools -- School desegregation -- School finance reform -- School reform -- Choice -- Separation and inclusion -- Challenging the American dream -- Public schools in the new America.
Summary . . . Examines . . . desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict . . . between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class . . . . The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism . . . .
Subject Education and state -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Public schools -- United States.
Creationism -- United States.
Segregation -- Public schools.
Afrocentrism -- Education.
Added Author Scovronick, Nathan B., 1945-
ISBN 0195152786 alkaline paper
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