On Equal Terms: The Constitutional Politics of Educational Opportunity / Edition 1

On Equal Terms: The Constitutional Politics of Educational Opportunity / Edition 1

by Douglas S. Reed
     
 

"This is a bold, expansive book addressing a critical set of issues found at the vortex of law and policy in general and state constitutionalism and school finance reform in particular. It is an important and timely work."—Michael Heise, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

"On Equal Terms is terrific. It is an intriguing, well-written

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"This is a bold, expansive book addressing a critical set of issues found at the vortex of law and policy in general and state constitutionalism and school finance reform in particular. It is an important and timely work."—Michael Heise, Case Western Reserve University School of Law

"On Equal Terms is terrific. It is an intriguing, well-written, multifaceted analysis of an issue that deeply affects many Americans but has hardly been addressed by social scientists. It contains great substantive richness, methodological diversity, and theoretical depth."—Jennifer Hochschild, Princeton University, author of Facing Up to the American Dream (Princeton)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691113708
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
04/07/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. IRace, Class, and Educational Opportunity
Ch. 1Courts and Educational Opportunity: The Movement from Race to Class3
Ch. 2The Judicial Impact on School Finance Reform15
Ch. 3Race, Class, and the Limits of Justice36
Pt. IIThe Constitutional Ordering of Educational Opportunity
Ch. 4How Does a Constitution Mean? Constitutional Ordering and the Lessons of Educational Opportunity53
Ch. 5A Bounded Ambition: The Judicial Ordering of Educational Opportunity65
Ch. 6The Public's Opinion: Understanding Public Commitments toward Educational Opportunity92
Ch. 7Regimes of Inequality: The Organization of Educational Politics125
Ch. 8Conclusion: Constituting Education in America163
Appendixes183
Notes191
Bibliography217
Index229

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