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Stepping over the color line : African-American students in white suburban schools

Author: Amy Stuart Wells; Robert L Crain
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Stepping over the Color Line intertwines data on student achievement and racial isolation with stories of the people who participated in the St. Louis program. The authors set these individuals within a broad historical and social context and demonstrate how important linkages between the past and present help explain why efforts to overcome racial inequality - in St. Louis and in the larger society - are so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Schwarze; Schüler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Stuart Wells; Robert L Crain
ISBN: 0300067607 9780300067606 0300081332 9780300081336
OCLC Number: 36165091
Description: xi, 380 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Citing the Color Line: White Flight and Urban Ghettos --
2. The Color Line and the Court Order --
3. Urban Education: The Decline of the St. Louis Public Schools --
4. Consumers of Urban Education --
5. The Upwardly Mobile: Black Students Who Succeed in the Suburban Schools --
6. Suburban Refugees --
7. Saving Face in the Suburbs: Local Control and Status Quo --
8. Visionary Educators and Their Reforms --
9. White Families in Flux: Intergenerational Lessons on School Desegregation.
Responsibility: Amy Stuart Wells and Robert L. Crain.

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This study of a school choice plan in St Louis, Missouri - which allowed black students to attend suburban schools - reveals the ugliness and beauty of race relations. It describes the resistance of  Read more...

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