Hope and Despair in the American City
Title: Hope and despair in the American city: why there are no bad schools in Raleigh
Author: Gerald Grant
Publisher: Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
Check It Out: LB2822.83.N8 G73 2009
From the Publisher: In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5–4 verdict in the case of Milliken v. Bradley, thereby blocking the state of Michigan from merging the Detroit public school system with those of the surrounding suburbs. This decision effectively walled off underprivileged students in many American cities, condemning them to a system of racial and class segregation and destroying their chances of obtaining a decent education.
About the Author: Gerald Grant is the Hannah Hammond Professor of Education and Sociology, Emeritus at Syracuse University.
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