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Hope and despair in the American city : why there are no bad schools in Raleigh

Author: Gerald Grant
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 verdict in the case of Milliken v. Bradley, thereby blocking the state of Michigan from merging the Detroit public school system with those of the surrounding suburbs. This decision effectively walled off underprivileged students in many American cities, condemning them to a system of racial and class segregation and destroying their chances of obtaining a decent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Grant
ISBN: 9780674032941 0674032942 9780674060265 0674060261
OCLC Number: 261174541
Description: 226 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What happened to American cities? --
Can this neighborhood be saved? --
Three reconstructions of Raleigh --
There are no bad schools in Raleigh --
A tragic decision --
What should we hope for?
Responsibility: Gerald Grant.

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Compares two cities Syracuse, New York and Raleigh, North Carolina - in order to examine the consequences of the nation's ongoing educational inequities. This book presents an exploration of the  Read more...

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