Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement / Edition 1

Radical Possibilities: Public Policy, Urban Education, and A New Social Movement / Edition 1

by Jean Anyon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415950996

ISBN-13: 9780415950992

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Jean Anyon’s groundbreaking new book reveals the influence of federal and metropolitan policies and practices on the poverty that plagues schools and communities in American cities and segregated, low-income suburbs. Public policies – such as those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal transit, and affordable housing – all create conditions…  See more details below

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Jean Anyon’s groundbreaking new book reveals the influence of federal and metropolitan policies and practices on the poverty that plagues schools and communities in American cities and segregated, low-income suburbs. Public policies – such as those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal transit, and affordable housing – all create conditions in urban areas that no education policy as currently conceived can transcend. In this first book since her best-selling Ghetto Schooling, Jean Anyon argues that we must replace these federal and metro-area policies with more equitable ones, so that urban school reform can have positive life consequences for students.

Anyon provides a much-needed new paradigm for understanding and combating educational injustice. Radical Possibilities reminds us that historically, equitable public policies have typically been created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Basing her analysis on new research in civil rights history and social movement theory, Anyon skillfully explains how the current moment offers serious possibilities for the creation of such a force. The book powerfully describes five social movements already under way in U.S. cities, and offers readers interested in building this new social movement a set of practical and theoretical insights into securing economic and educational justice for the many millions of America’s poor families and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415950992
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Critical Social Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Series Editor's Introduction
Introduction

Part I
Federal Policy and Urban Education

1.   The Economic is Political
2.   Macroeconomic Policy and Urban Poverty
3.   Taxing Rich and Poor
4.   Urban Children, Social Class, and Education

Part II
Metropolitan Inequities

5.    Jobs, Public Transit, and Urban Education                   
6.    Housing and Tax Policy as Education Reform
7.    The Local (Challenging the Rules of the Game)

Part III
Social Movements, New Public Policy, and Urban Educational Reform

8.    How Do People Become Involved in Political Contention?
9.    Building a New Social Movement
10.   Putting Urban Education at the Center

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