Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture

  • Small Schools

    Public School Reform Meets the Ownership Society

    By Michael Klonsky, Susan Klonsky

    When education activists in New York, Chicago, and other urban school districts in the 1980s began the small-schools movement, they envisioned a new kind of public school system that was fair and equitable and that encouraged new relationships between teachers and students. When that movement for…

    Paperback – 2008-03-07
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    Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture

  • Segregated Schools

    Educational Apartheid in Post-Civil Rights America

    By Paul Street

    Fifty years after the US Supreme Court ruled that "separate but equal" was "inherently unequal," Paul Street argues that little progress has been made to meaningful reform America's schools. In fact, Street considers the racial make-up of today's schools as a state of de facto apartheid. With an…

    Paperback – 2005-08-30
    Routledge
    Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture

  • School Commercialism

    From Democratic Ideal to Market Commodity

    By Alex Molnar

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2005-06-23
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    Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture

  • The Edison Schools

    Corporate Schooling and the Assault on Public Education

    By Kenneth J. Saltman

    The story of the Edison Schools is a gripping tale of money, kids, and greed. What began in the 1980s as an enterprise to transform public schools quickly became a troubled business battling falling test scores and dismal stock prices. How did the most ambitious for-profit education company in U.S.…

    Paperback – 2005-01-30
    Routledge
    Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture

  • Affirmative Action

    Racial Preference in Black and White

    By Tim J. Wise

    Affirmative Action examines the larger structure of institutional white privilege in education, and compares the magnitude of white racial preference with the policies typically envisioned when the term "racial preference" is used. In doing so, the book demonstrates that the American system of…

    Paperback – 2005-01-30
    Routledge
    Positions: Education, Politics, and Culture