Equal access to education is an important American ideal, yet for many years it has been unavailable to a large number of Americans living in impoverished communities. Biddle gives an insightful progress report on today's educational system.
"Students of inequality in education will find the essays and references useful for further research. Perhaps researchers will be able to use the book to convince policy makers of the need to strengthen links between theoretically informed research and policy." -- Contemporary Sociology 31,6