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The American dream and the public schools / Jennifer L. Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick.

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  • ISBN: 0195152786 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780195152784 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xii, 301 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-290) and index.
Contents: What Americans want from public schools -- School desegregation -- School finance reform -- School reform -- Choice -- Separation and inclusion -- Challenging the American dream -- Public schools in the new America.
Summary, etc.: ... Examines ... desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict ... between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class ... The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism ...
Subject: Education and state > United States.
Educational equalization > United States.
Public schools > United States.
Creationism > United States.
Segregation > Public schools.
Afrocentrism > Education.
Éducation > Politique gouvernementale > États-Unis.
Démocratisation de l'enseignement > États-Unis.
Écoles publiques > États-Unis.
Openbaar onderwijs.
Sociale ongelijkheid.
Öffentliche Schule.
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