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Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools

Author: Lois Weis; Kristin Cipollone; Heather Jenkins
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. And nowhere is this drive more  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lois Weis; Kristin Cipollone; Heather Jenkins
ISBN: 9780226134895 022613489X 9780226134925 022613492X
OCLC Number: 859446751
Description: ix, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Class, race, and college admissions in a changing US context --
Schooling in privileged spaces --
Class practices and the college process in a suburban, public high school: creating distinction around the highly selective college-going self --
Micromanaging the college admissions process: leaving nothing to chance at Matthews Academy --
"Outsiders within": relative opportunities for low-income black students in elite private secondary schools --
Race and class matters --
Class, race, and postsecondary destinations in new global circumstances --
Epilogue: details and reflections on theory and methods.
Responsibility: Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins.


Drawing on deep and sustained contact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators at three iconic secondary schools in the United States, the authors unveil a formidable process of class  Read more...


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