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Forced to Fail : The Paradox of School Desegregation.

Author/Creator:
Caldas, Stephen.
Publication:
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2005.
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Book
1 online resource (266 pages)
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Subjects:
Segregation in education -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Caldas and Bankston provide a critical, dispassionate analysis of why desegregation in the United States has failed to achieve the goal of providing equal educational opportunities for all students. They offer case histories through dozens of examples of failed desegregation plans from all over the country. The book takes a very broad perspective on race and education, situated in the larger context of the development of individual rights in Western civiliztion. The book traces the long legal history of first racial segregation, and then racial desegregation in America. The authors explain how rapidly changing demographics and family structure in the United States have greatly complicated the project of top-down government efforts to achieve an ideal racial balance in schools. It describes how social capital-a positive outcome of social interaction between and among parents, children, and teachers-creates strong bonds that lead to high academic achievement. The authors show how coercive desegregation weakens bonds and hurts not only students and schools, but also entire communities. Examples from all parts of the United States show how parents undermined desegregation plans by seeking better educational alternatives for their children rather than supporting the public schools to which their children were assigned. Most important, this book offers an alternative, more realistic viewpoint on class, race, and education in America.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 School Desegregation: A Policy in Crisis
Chapter 2 How Did We Get Here?
Chapter 3 The Demographic Transformation of America
Chapter 4 It Takes a "Certain Kind of" Village to Raise a Child
Chapter 5 The Political Economy of Education and Equality of Educational Opportunity
Chapter 6 Rational Self-interest versus Irrational Government Policy
Chapter 7 School Desegregation and the Racial Achievement Gap
Chapter 8 A New Perspective on Race and Schooling: Attaining the Dream
Notes
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Bankston, Carl.
III, Carl.
Other format:
Print version: Caldas, Stephen Forced to Fail
ISBN:
9780313050244
9780275986933
OCLC:
63823599