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Ryan, James E. (James Edward)
Five miles away, a world apart : one city, two schools, and the story of educational opportunity in modern America / James E. Ryan
Alternate Title 5 miles away, a world apart
One city, two schools, and the story of educational opportunity in modern America
Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2010
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 3rd Floor  KF4155 .R93 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Segregation in education -- Law and legislation -- United States
Education -- United States -- Regional disparities
Discrimination in education -- Law and legislation -- United States
School integration -- Law and legislation -- United States
Physical Description ix, 384 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 347-369) and index
Summary How is it that, half a century after Brown v. Board of Education, educational opportunities remain so unequal for black and white students, not to mention poor and wealthy ones?--[source unknown]
Contents Introduction : Freeman and Tee-Jay -- Buying time -- Don't cross that line -- Desegregating dollars -- Like a Russian novel : school finance litigation in state courts -- Limited choices -- The impact of choice and the role of courts -- Lowering the bar : the standards and testing movement -- In search of ties that bind -- Epilogue : Freeman and Tee-Jay revisited

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