Market Movements: African American Involvement in School Voucher Reform

Market Movements: African American Involvement in School Voucher Reform

by Thomas C. Pedroni
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0415956080

ISBN-13: 9780415956086

Pub. Date: 05/22/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Market Movements documents and analyzes the narratives of community leaders, school officials, and African American working class families who have been attracted to vouchers as a means of removing their children from public schools they deem unacceptable. Pedroni examines the overlaps and tensions between the educational visions of voucher-using African American

Overview

Market Movements documents and analyzes the narratives of community leaders, school officials, and African American working class families who have been attracted to vouchers as a means of removing their children from public schools they deem unacceptable. Pedroni examines the overlaps and tensions between the educational visions of voucher-using African American families and those of powerful conservative educational forces which purport to be allied with them. Market Movements provides a hopeful message and a practical vision by developing some of the critical empirical and conceptual ground-work that is necessary in order to renew the increasingly fractious relations among those social actors most likely to defend and expand previous social democratic victories in the United States.

About the Author:
Thomas C. Pedroni is Assistant Professor of social studies education, educational policy studies, and global education studies at Oakland University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415956086
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/22/2007
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Series Editor's Introduction     ix
Acknowledgments     xiii
The Movement Finds the Market: Education and the New Terrain of Racial Justice after Brown     1
Empowering Parents and Markets; Conservative Modernization and the Decline of the Welfare State     15
The Movement to the Market: Making Do on a Post-Brown Terrain     39
The Promised Land and the Supermarket: Leadership on an Unsettling Terrain     49
Shopping Around for Justice: Enhancing the Value of Black Children in the Marketplace     71
From Making Do to Remaking alliances: A Call for Progressive Modernization in Education and beyond     121
Re-Embodying the Disembodied Researcher: Notes on Method     145
Notes     161
References     163
Index     167

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >