Strategies for School Equity: Creating Productive Schools in a Just Society

Strategies for School Equity: Creating Productive Schools in a Just Society

by Marilyn J. Gittell
     
 

This timely book presents strategies to achieve fuller racial integration and higher academic standardsfor all American children. Contributors discuss their own experiences in forming coalitions, framingcourt cases, and dealing with state politics in order to find financial and legal remedies to educationalinequity..
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This timely book presents strategies to achieve fuller racial integration and higher academic standardsfor all American children. Contributors discuss their own experiences in forming coalitions, framingcourt cases, and dealing with state politics in order to find financial and legal remedies to educationalinequity..

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300069921
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Ends and the Means in Education Policy1
Pt. 1Constitutional Issues and Legal Reform7
1Post-Brown School Finance Reform11
2School Finance Reform and the Alabama Experience24
3Intradistrict Resource Disparities: A Problem Crying Out for a Solution40
4More Than Equal: New Jersey's Quality Education Act53
Appendix to Part I: The Courts and Equity: A State-by-State Overview70
Pt. 2The Political Agenda of Education in the States85
5The Role of State Legislatures in School Finance Reform: Looking Backward and Looking Ahead89
6Steady Work: The Courts and School Finance Reform in New Jersey101
7Charter Schools and Tax Reform in Michigan115
Pt. 3Stakeholders in Equity Reform131
8Necessary but Not Sufficient: Moving from School Finance Reform to Education Reform in Washington State135
9School Reform in New York and Chicago: Revisiting the Ecology of Local Games147
10Linking Civic Capacity and Human Capital Formation163
Pt. 4Engaging the Community177
11Power and Perseverance: Organizing for Change in Texas181
12The Prichard Committee and Kentucky School Reform200
13Advocacy to Restructure the Chicago Public Schools Through State Legislation210
Conclusion: Creating a School Reform Agenda for the Twenty-first Century230
List of Contributors241
Index245

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