Power, Protest, and the Public Schools

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Power, Protest, and the Public Schools

By Melissa Weiner

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Accounts of Jewish immigrants usually describe the role of education in helping youngsters earn a higher social position than their parents. Melissa F. Weiner argues that New York City schools did not serve as pathways to mobility for Jewish or African American students. Instead, at different points in the city's history, politicians and administrators erected similar racial barriers to social advancement by marginalizing and denying resources that other students enjoyed. Power, Protest, and the Public Schools explores how activists, particularly parents and children, responded to inequality; the short-term effects of their involvement; and the long-term benefits that would spearhead future activism. Weiner concludes by considering how today's Hispanic and Arab children face similar inequalities within public schools.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Social Sciences -> Ethnic Studies

Power, Protest, and the Public Schools
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 6/11/10
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0813549809
ISBN 13: 9780813549804
Print ISBN: 9780813547725

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