The American Dream and the Public Schools
  • Author : Jennifer L. Hochschild
  • Release Date : 21 October 2004
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : Education
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN 13 : 0195152786

Download or read book entitled The American Dream and the Public Schools written by Jennifer L. Hochschild and published by Oxford University Press online. This book was released on 21 October 2004 with total pages 301. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines desegregation, school funding, testing, vouchers, bilingual education, multicultural education, and ability grouping. These seem to be separate problems, but much of the contention over them comes down to the same thing: an apparent conflict between policies designed to promote each student's ability to pursue success and those designed to insure the good of all students or the nation as a whole. The authors show how polices to promote individual success too often benefit only those already privileged by race or class. The book also examines issues such as creationism and afrocentrism.