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Author Kitzmiller, Erika M., author.

Title The roots of educational inequality : Philadelphia's Germantown High School, 1907-2014 / Erika M. Kitzmiller.

Publication Info. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult New Materials  373.74 KITZMILLER    Check Shelf
Edition 1st edition.
Description xii, 316 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Through a fresh, longitudinal analysis that investigates daily events rather than focusing solely on key turning points, this study challenges conventional, declension narratives that suggest that American high schools have moved steadily from pillars of success to institutions of failures. Instead, this work demonstrates that educational inequality has been embedded in our nation's urban high schools since their founding. This book argues that public school have never been funded adequately, and instead, that so-called success of public schools is often tied to an influx of private funding and resources from families and communities that subsidizes inadequate public aid"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Germantown High School (Philadelphia, Pa.) -- History.
Education, Urban -- Economic aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Education, Secondary -- Economic aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Educational equalization -- Economic aspects -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- History.
Education, Secondary -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903273
Education, Urban -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903313
Educational equalization -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst00903419
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia. (OCoLC)fst01204170
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780812253566 (hardcover)
0812253566 (hardcover)
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