Bringing Equity Back: Research for a New Era in American Education Policy / Edition 1

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Overview

This book examines the shifting terrain of educational policy and why now, more than ever, we must bring equity back to the center of educational reform. Drawn from recent empirical studies of critical issues in education policy, well-known scholars present new analyses of the current status of past reforms. They also examine historical, economic, and political conditions that generate inequalities in educational opportunity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807745762
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 4/25/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The shifting terrain of educational policy : why we must bring equity back 3
2 The politics of equity in urban school reform 16
3 How tracking undermines race equity in desegregated schools 49
4 Mandates still matter : examining a key policy tool for promoting successful equity-minded reform 77
5 Shaping the future : testing and diversity in college admissions 103
6 Addressing institutional inequities in education : the case of advanced placement courses in California 136
7 Reforming whole schools : challenges and complexities 161
8 School choice in the foreground, gender equity in the background 195
9 Charter school reform and the shifting meaning of education equity : greater voice and greater inequality? 219
10 Race, assets, and choosing schools : current school choices and the future of vouchers 244
11 Do school vouchers lead to greater social equity? 263
12 Adequacy litigations : a new path to equity? 291
Afterword 325
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