Radical Possibilities by Jean Anyon
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Radical Possibilities
By Jean Anyon

Radical Possibilities

Public Policy, Urban Education, and a New Social Movement

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Radical Possibilities by Jean Anyon

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Jean Anyon's groundbreaking new book reveals the influence of federal and metropolitan policies and practices on the poverty that plagues schools and communities in American cities and segregated, low-income suburbs. Public policies...such as those regulating the minimum wage, job availability, tax rates, federal transit, and affordable housing...all create conditions in urban areas that no education policy as currently conceived can transcend. In this first book since her best-selling Ghetto Schooling, Jean Anyon argues that we must replace these federal and metro-area policies with more equitable ones so that urban school reform can have positive life consequences for students. Anyon provides a much-needed new paradigm for understanding and combating educational injustice. Radical Possibilities reminds us that historically, equitable public policies have been typically created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Basing her analysis on new research in civil rights history and social movement theory, Anyon skillfully explains how the current moment offers serious possibilities for the creation of such a force. The book powerfully describes five social movements already under way in U.S. cities, and offers readers interested in building this new social movement a set of practical and theoretical insights into securing economic and educational justice for the many millions of America's poor families and students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415950985
ISBN-10: 0415950988
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 260
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Most empirical researchers avoid the use of theory in their studies. This title bridges the age-old theory/research divide by demonstrating how researchers can use critical social theory to determine appropriate empirical research strategies, and extend the analytical, critical power of data gathering and interpretation.

Ghetto Schooling by Jean Anyon Ghetto Schooling, Paperback (September 1997)

Providing evidence that inner city schools have failed in their capacity to implement current strategies of educational reform, this work offers a historical analysis of a century of government and business policies that have drained the economic, political and human resources of urban populations.

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Author Biography - Jean Anyon

Jean Anyon has published widely on the confluence of social class, race, the political economy, and education. Several of her articles are classics, and have been reprinted in over 40 edited collections. Her last book, Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban School Reform, was reviewed in the Book Review of the New York Times, among many other publications, and is widely used and cited. She teaches social and educational policy in the Doctoral Program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

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