Educational Delusions? Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg (editors)

In “Educational Delusions?” Prof. Emeritus Gary Orfield and co-editor Erica Frankenberg (Penn State Univ.) bring leading authors on educational equity together in a call for reinserting the original “civil rights” movement of the 1960s and its focus on equality in public education into the school choice debate of the 21st century — a debate since overwhelmed by a different, anti-government message and purpose. The volume’s several authors explore many forms of choice and their very different consequences for equity in U.S. schools, examining integration innovation in Berkeley (California), failed promises of charter schools in the Twin Cities, and legal challenges to integration in Louisville(Kentucky) — to name just a few areas.

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