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ERIC Number: ED568816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 304
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-6125-0482-7
The Resegregation of Suburban Schools: A Hidden Crisis in American Education
Frankenberg, Erica, Ed.; Orfield, Gary, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
"The United States today is a suburban nation that thinks of race as an urban issue, and often assumes that it has been largely solved," write the editors of this groundbreaking and passionately argued book. They show that the locus of racial and ethnic transformation is now clearly suburban and illustrate patterns of demographic change in the suburbs with a series of rich case studies. The book concludes by considering what kinds of strategies school officials and community leaders can pursue at all levels to improve opportunities for suburban low-income students and students of color, and what ways address the challenges associated with demographic change. The following chapters are included: (1) Why Racial Change in the Suburbs Matters (Erica Frankenberg and Gary Orfield); (2) Understanding Suburban School District Transformation: A Typology of Suburban Districts (Erica Frankenberg); (3) Pursuing "Separate but Equal" in Suburban San Antonio: A Case Study of Southern Independent School District (Jennifer Jellison Holme, Anjalé Welton, and Sarah Diem); (4) Holding the Borderline: School District Responsiveness to Demographic Change in Orange County, California (Lorrie Frasure-Yokley); (5) Help Wanted: The Challenges and Opportunities of Immigration and Cultural Change in a Working-Class Boston Suburb (Susan Eaton); (6) Dividing Lines: East Versus West in Minneapolis Suburbs (Baris Gumus-Dawes, Myron Orfi eld, and Thomas Luce); (7) Conflicting Mandates Amid Suburban Change: Educational Opportunity in a Post-Desegregation Florida Countywide District (Kathryn Wiley, Barbara Shircliffe, and Jennifer Morley); (8) High Civic Capacity, Low Demand for Integration: Rapid Demographic Transition in Suburban Atlanta (Elizabeth DeBray and Ain Grooms); (9) "The Oak Park Way" Isn't Enough: Lasting Diversity Achieved, School Challenges Remaining in Suburban Chicago (Gary Orfield); and (10) Conclusion: Going Forward (Gary Orfield). The following are included at the end of the book: Notes; Acknowledgments; About the Editors; About the Contributors; and Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago); Massachusetts (Boston); Minnesota (Minneapolis); Texas (San Antonio)