Tearing down the Gates Confronting the Class Divide in American Education

ISBN-10: 0520261690

ISBN-13: 9780520261693

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Authors: Peter Sacks
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Book details

List price: $12.50
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 381
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Peter Sacksis an author, essayist, and social critic who writes and speaks extensively on education and American culture. He is author ofGeneration X Goes to College: An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Postmodern AmericaandStandardized Minds: The High Price of America's Testing Culture and What We can do to Change it.His essays have appeared inThe Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Boston Review, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and other publications.

List of Figures and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Lost Illusions
Rich Families, Poor Families
Ashlea and Gillian
�Do We Look Intimidating?�
Struggle for The Soul of Public Schools
Berkely High and the Politics of Exclusion
�Do I Make the Kids Smart or Get Them into College?�
Public Schools, Private Privilege
Affirmative Action For The Rich
Class Matters
Part Church, Part Car Dealer
A Social Compact Broken
Government Gifts to the Rich
Experiments in Gatecrashing and The Backlash of The Elites
A Dangerous Man
The Gatecrashers
�I Always Imagined Myself as a Rock�
American Dreams
How We Got Here
Class Confusions
Where Are We Going?
Supplementary Figures
supplementary Tables
Notes
Index
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