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Five miles away, a world apart : one city, two schools, and the story of educational opportunity in modern America

Author: James E Ryan
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
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How is it that, half a century after Brown v. Board of Education, educational opportunities remain so unequal for black and white students, not to mention poor and wealthy ones?
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Ryan, James E. (James Edward).
Five miles away, a world apart.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
(DLC) 2009033219
(OCoLC)401165245
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James E Ryan
ISBN: 9780199745609 0199745609 9780195327380 0195327381
OCLC Number: 664572611
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 384 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Freeman and Tee-Jay --
Past: School desegregation and middle America. Buying time ; Don't cross that line --
Present: Save the cities, spare the suburbs. Desegregating dollars ; Like a Russian novel: school finance litigation in state courts ; Limited choices ; The impact of choice and the role of courts ; Lowering the bar: the standards and testing movement --
Future: Democracy is opportunity. In search of ties that bind ; Freeman and Tee-Jay revisited.
Other Titles: 5 miles away, a world apart
Responsibility: James E. Ryan.
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How is it that, half a century after Brown v. Board of Education, educational opportunities remain so unequal for black and white students, not to mention poor and wealthy ones?

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