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Despite the best intentions : how racial inequality thrives in good schools

Author: Amanda E Lewis; John B Diamond
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Series: Transgressing boundaries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On the surface, Riverview High School looks like the post-racial ideal. Serving an enviably affluent and diverse district, the school is well-funded, its teachers are well-trained, and many of its students are high-achieving. Yet Riverview has not escaped the same question that plagues schools throughout America: why is it that even when all of the circumstances seem right, black and Latina/o students continue to
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda E Lewis; John B Diamond
ISBN: 9780195342727 0195342720
OCLC Number: 907642006
Description: xix, 249 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Race, oppositional culture, and school outcomes : are we barking up the wrong tree? --
The road to detention is paved with good intentions : race and discipline at Riverview --
"It's like two high schools" : race, tracking, and performance expectations --
Opportunity hoarding : creating and maintaining racial advantage --
Conclusion --
Appendix: Short summary of research methods.
Series Title: Transgressing boundaries.
Responsibility: Amanda E. Lewis and John B. Diamond.

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"Lewis and Diamond persuasively explain the gross misalignment between abstract values and unequal outcomes. In a racially diverse school like Riverview, parents, teachers, and students can value Read more...

 
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