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This Is Our School! : Race and Community Resistance to School Reform / Hava Rachel Gordon.

Author/Creator:
Gordon, Hava Rachel, author., Author,
Publication:
New York, NY : New York University Press, [2021]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Subjects:
Community and school -- United States.
Education -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Educational equalization -- United States.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
text file PDF
Summary:
How local educational justice movements wrestle with neoliberal school reformParents, educators, and activists are passionately fighting to improve public schools around the country. In This Is Our School! Hava Rachel Gordon takes us inside these fascinating school reform movements, exploring their origins, aims, and victories as they work to build a better future for our education system.Focusing on a school district in Denver, Colorado, Gordon takes a look at different coalitions within the school reform movement, as well as the surprising competition that arises between them. Drawing on over eighty interviews and ethnographic research, she explores how these groups vie for power, as well as the role that race, class, and gentrification play in shaping their successes and failures, strategies and structures. Gordon shows us what happens when people mobilizefrom the ground up and advocate for educational change. This Is Our School! gives us an inside look at the diverse voices within the school reform movement, each of which plays an important role in the fight to improve public education.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
1. The National Context: Neoliberal Education Reform, Race, and Resistance
2. The Reformers: Race, Privilege, and Saving Children from Disaster
3. The Dispossessed: Neighborhood Activists Beating Back Gentrification
4. Fragile Alliances: Cross- Racial Solidarity and Conflict in Community Claims to the Neighborhood School
5. No Permanent Enemies, No Permanent Allies: The Politics of Reformer- Community Nonprofit Partnerships
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Methodological Appendix: Researching Urban School Reform and Community Movements
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 21. Apr 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781479843633
Publisher Number:
10.18574/9781479843633 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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