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The American dream and the power of wealth : choosing schools and inheriting inequality in the land of opportunity

Author: Heather Beth Johnson
Publisher: New York : Routledge, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The American Dream and the Power of Wealth investigates the way that wealth (rather than income) structures educational opportunity in the United States. Furthermore, it shows the way that educational opportunity-the bedrock upon which our pervasive ideology of meritocracy or, in Johnson's terms, "the American Dream" is founded-structures the racial class system in the United States. She accomplishes this by  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Johnson, Heather Beth, 1972-
American dream and the power of wealth.
New York : Routledge, ©2006
(OCoLC)607735458
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Beth Johnson
ISBN: 0415952387 0415952395 9780415952385 9780415952392
OCLC Number: 64335724
Description: xiv, 231 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The wealth gap and the American dream --
Meritocracy and "good" schools --
Buying in and opting out --
Making do and feeling stuck --
Wealth privilege --
Inequality and ideology --
An unresolved conflict.
Responsibility: Heather Beth Johnson.
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Investigates the way that wealth structures educational opportunity in the United States. This book also shows the way that educational opportunity - the bedrock upon which our pervasive ideology of  Read more...

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