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The end of consensus : diversity, neighborhoods, and the politics of public school assignments

Author: Toby L Parcel; Andrew J Taylor
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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One of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Wake County, North Carolina, added more than a quarter million new residents during the first decade of this century, an increase of almost 45 percent. At the same time, partisanship increasingly dominated local politics, including school board races. Against this backdrop, this book considers the ways diversity and neighborhood schools have influenced school  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Parcel, Toby L.
End of consensus.
(DLC) 2014047575
(OCoLC)892879435
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toby L Parcel; Andrew J Taylor
ISBN: 9781469622569 1469622564 9781469622552 1469622556 9781469622552
OCLC Number: 907238347
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface and plan of the book --
Acknowledgments --
Assigning children to public schools --
The Wake County public school system : a social and political history --
A focus of conflict i: Wake schools? general student assignment policy --
A focus of conflict ii: annual student reassignments --
A focus of conflict iii: year-round schools --
The great split: election 2009 and its aftermath --
Is Wake different? --
An epilogue and conclusion --
Methodological appendix --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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One of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Wake County, North Carolina, added more than a quarter million new residents during the first decade of this century, an increase of almost 45 percent. At the same time, partisanship increasingly dominated local politics, including school board races. Against this backdrop, this book considers the ways diversity and neighborhood schools have influenced school assignment policies in Wake County, particularly during 2000-2012, when these policies became controversial locally and a topic of national attention.

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A rich historical context of policies and politics that shaped the public's reception of repeated reassignments and the use of year-round schools.--Social Forces

 
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