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Toxic Schools High-Poverty Education in New York and Amsterdam

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ISBN-10: 022606641X

ISBN-13: 9780226066417

Edition: 2013

Authors: Bowen Paulle

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Violent urban schools loom large in our culture: for decades they have served as the centerpieces of political campaigns and as window dressing for brutal television shows and movies. Yet unequal access to quality schools remains the single greatest failing of our society—and one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. Of all the usual words used to describe non-selective city schools—segregated, unequal, violent—none comes close to characterizing their systemic dysfunction in high-poverty neighborhoods. The most accurate word is toxic.When Bowen Paulle speaks of toxicity, he speaks of educational worlds dominated by intimidation and anxiety, by ambivalence, degradation, and shame.…    
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/4/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.94" wide x 8.94" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Bowen Paulle teaches at the University of Amsterdam. A native New Yorker, he lives in the Netherlands.

Introduction-Getting Situated
Recognizing the Real, Restructuring the Game
Episodic Violence, Perpetual Threats
Exile and Commitment
Survival of the Nurtured
The Tipping of Classrooms, Teachers Left Behind
Appendix: Research Methods and the Evolution of Ideas