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The Resource Race and education, 1954-2007, Raymond Wolters

Race and education, 1954-2007, Raymond Wolters

Label
Race and education, 1954-2007
Title
Race and education, 1954-2007
Statement of responsibility
Raymond Wolters
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With the Supreme Court{u2019}s landmark Brown decisions of 1954 and 1955, American education changed forever. But Brown was just the beginning, and Raymond Wolters contends that its best intentions have been taken to unnecessary extremes. In this compelling study, a scholar who has long observed the traumas of school desegregation uncovers the changes and difficulties with which public education has dealt over the last fifty years{u2014}and argues that some judicial decisions were ill-advised. Dealing candidly with matters usually considered taboo in academic discourse, Wolters argues that the Supreme Court acted correctly and in accordance with public sentiment in Brown but that it later took a wrong turn by equating desegregation with integration. Retracing the history of desegregation and integration in America{u2019}s schools, Wolters distinguishes between several Court decisions, explaining that while Brown called for desegregation by requiring that schools deal with students on a racially nondiscriminatory basis, subsequent decisions{u2014}Green, Swann, Keyes{u2014}required actual integration through racial balancing. He places these decisions in the context of educational reform in the 1950s that sought to encourage bright students through advanced placement and honors courses{u2014}courses in which African American and Hispanic students were less likely to be enrolled. Then with the racial unrest of the 1960s, the pursuit of academic excellence yielded to concerns for uplifting disadvantaged youths and ensuring the predominance of middle-class peer groups in schools. Wolters draws on rich historical records to document the devastating consequences of requiring racial balance and sheds new light on America{u2019}s legal, social, and cultural landscapes. He reexamines the educational theories of Kenneth Clark and James Coleman, and he challenges statistics that support the results of racial balancing by describing how school desegregation and integration actually proceeded in several towns, cities, and counties. Race and Education is a bold challenge to political correctness in education and a corrective to the now widely accepted notion that desegregation and racially balanced integration are one and the same. It is essential reading for scholars of law and education and a wake-up call for citizens concerned about the future of America{u2019}s schools."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-2020
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Wolters, Raymond
Dewey number
344.73/0798
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4155
LC item number
.W645 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • School integration
  • Discrimination in education
Label
Race and education, 1954-2007, Raymond Wolters
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutional history and social science -- School reform in the 1950s -- Desegregation begins -- In the deep south -- Desegregation transformed -- Educational reform in the 1960s -- The travail of integration -- Controversy over white flight and the effects of racially balanced integration -- From Brown to Green and back -- The diversity rationale
Control code
227919874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780826218285
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)227919874
Label
Race and education, 1954-2007, Raymond Wolters
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Constitutional history and social science -- School reform in the 1950s -- Desegregation begins -- In the deep south -- Desegregation transformed -- Educational reform in the 1960s -- The travail of integration -- Controversy over white flight and the effects of racially balanced integration -- From Brown to Green and back -- The diversity rationale
Control code
227919874
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780826218285
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008034656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)227919874

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