Radical Possibilities Public Policy, Urban Education, and a New Social Movement

ISBN-10: 0415950996

ISBN-13: 9780415950992

Edition: 2005

Authors: Jean Anyon

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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-sellingGhetto 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 been typically created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Basing her analysis on new research in civilrights 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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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Series Editor's
Introduction
Federal Policy and Urban Education
The Economic is Political
Macroeconomic Policy and Urban Poverty
Taxing Rich and Poor
Urban Children, Social Class, and Education
Metropolitan Inequities
Jobs, Public Transit, and Urban Education
Housing and Tax Policy as Education Reform
The Local (Challenging the Rules of the Game)
Social Movements, New Public Policy, and Urban Educational Reform
How Do People Become Involved in Political Contention?
Building a New Social Movement
Putting Urban Education at the Center
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