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Inequality in the promised land : race, resources, and suburban schooling

Author: R L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.
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Nestled in neighborhoods of varying degrees of affluence, suburban public schools are typically better resourced than their inner-city peers and known for their extracurricular offerings and college preparatory programs. Despite the glowing opportunities that many families associate with suburban schooling, accessing a district's resources is not always straightforward, particularly for black and poorer families.  Read more...
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Lewis-McCoy, R. L'Heureux.
Inequality in the promised land
(DLC) 2013047783
(OCoLC)865543929
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy
ISBN: 9780804792455 0804792453
OCLC Number: 882104884
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Welcome to Rolling Acres --
From concerted cultivation to opportunity hoarding --
Segmented suburbia --
Making your public school private : parental engagement, social networks and educational customization --
A few bad apples are racist --
Culture as hidden classroom resource --
Black exodus --
Hope in the promised land.
Responsibility: R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy.

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Examines why the Black middle class and poor students fail to reap the benefits of idyllic suburban schools.  Read more...

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