Access to a quality education remains the primary mechanism for improving one’s life chances in the United States, and for children of color, a “good education” is particularly linked to their individual and collective well-being. Despite the popular perception that America is in a “post-racial” epoch, opportunities to access quality learning environments and human development resources remain determined according to race, class, gender, and ability. Taking a more nuanced approach to race and the resegregation of the American school system, this volume examines how and why the education quality for the majority of students of color in America remains fundamentally unequal.
Table of Contents
1. The Same but Different: "Post-Racial" Inequality in American Public Education Carey Hawkins Ash and Chaneé D. Anderson 2. From Segregated, to Integrated, to Narrowed Knowledge: Curriculum Revision for African Americans, From Pre-Brown to the Present Anthony Brown, Julian Vasquez Heilig, and Keffrelyn Brown 3. The Power of Counterstories: The Complexity of Black Male Experiences in Pursuit of Academic Success Clarence L. Terry, Sr. and Tyrone C. Howard 4. Closing the Schoolhouse Doors: State Efforts to Limit K-12 Education for Unauthorized Migrant School Children Angela M. Banks 5. (In)capable and (un)deserving: A Critical Race Media and Policy Analysis of Educational and Immigration Policies Sonya M. Alemán and Enrique Alemán, Jr. 6. Prison schooling: Segregation, Post-Racialism, and the Criminalization of Black and Brown Youth Sabina E. Vaught 7. The Impact of School Resegregation on the Racial Identity Development of African-American Students: The Example of Wake County Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby and Jocelyn D. Taliaferro 8. Interstate School Choice? Evaluating Educational Quality in Metropolitan Regions That Are Divided by State Lines Mark C. Hogrebe, Lydia Kyei-Blankson, and William F. Tate 9. Toward a Critical Race Case Pedagogy: A Tool for Social Justice Educators Vanessa Ochoa, Corina Benavides Lopez, and Daniel G. Solórzano
Jamel K. Donnor is an assistant professor in the School of Education at The College of William and Mary. His research interests include examining race in education and American society. Among his recent publications include: Moving Beyond Brown: Race and Education After Parents v. Seattle School District No. 1 in Teachers College Record, and Whose Compelling Interest? The Ending of Desegregation and the Affirming of Racial Inequality in Education in Education and Urban Society.
Adrienne D. Dixson, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarship examines school choice, school reform and educational equity in urban schooling contexts.