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Hamilton, Laura T.; Nielsen, Kelly – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Public research universities were previously able to provide excellent education to white families thanks to healthy government funding. However, that funding has all but dried up in recent decades as historically underrepresented students have gained greater access, and now less prestigious public universities face major economic challenges. In…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Minority Group Students
Downey, Douglas B. – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Most of us assume that public schools in America are unequal--that the quality of the education varies with the location of the school and that as a result, children learn more in the schools that serve mostly rich, white kids than in the schools serving mostly poor, black kids. But it turns out that this common assumption is misplaced. As Douglas…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Misconceptions, Public Schools, Educational Quality
Blum, Lawrence; Burkholder, Zoë – University of Chicago Press, 2021
The promise of a free, high-quality public education is supposed to guarantee every child a shot at the American dream. But our widely segregated schools mean that many children of color do not have access to educational opportunities equal to those of their white peers. In "Integrations," historian Zoë Burkholder and philosopher…
Descriptors: School Desegregation, Racial Integration, Public Education, Equal Education
Adair, Jennifer Keys; Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki – University of Chicago Press, 2021
Early childhood can be a time of rich discovery, a period when educators have an opportunity to harness their students' fascination to create unique learning opportunities. Some teachers engage with their students' ideas in ways that make learning collaborative--but not all students have access to these kinds of learning environments. In…
Descriptors: Films, Grade 1, Minority Group Teachers, Blacks
Buurma, Rachel Sagner; Heffernan, Laura – University of Chicago Press, 2021
"The Teaching Archive" shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up "the teaching archive"--the syllabuses, course descriptions, lecture notes, and class assignments--of critics and scholars including T. S. Eliot,…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Lecture Method, Notetaking, Assignments
Harris, Douglas N. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
In the wake of the tragedy and destruction that came with Hurricane Katrina in 2005, public schools in New Orleans became part of an almost unthinkable experiment--eliminating the traditional public education system and completely replacing it with charter schools and school choice. Fifteen years later, the results have been remarkable, and the…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Natural Disasters, Educational Change, School Choice
Turner, Erica O. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
For the past five years, American public schools have enrolled more students identified as Black, Latinx, American Indian, and Asian than white. At the same time, more than half of US school children now qualify for federally subsidized meals, a marker of poverty. The makeup of schools is rapidly changing, and many districts and school boards are…
Descriptors: Minority Group Students, African American Students, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students
Selber, Stuart A. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
Information technologies have become an integral part of writing and communication courses, shaping the ways students and teachers think about and do their work. But, too often, teachers and other educational stakeholders take a passive or simply reactive role in institutional approaches to technologies, and this means they are missing out on the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Teacher Collaboration, Communications, Technology Integration
Rafalow, Matthew H. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
In the digital age, schools are a central part of a nationwide effort to make access to technology more equitable, so that all young people, regardless of identity or background, have the opportunity to engage with the technologies that are essential to modern life. Most students, however, come to school with digital knowledge they've already…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Technology Uses in Education, Racial Bias, Social Bias
Frankhart, Colleen M., Ed. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
This annual volume offers the most complete and current listings of the requirements for certification of a wide range of educational professionals at the elementary and secondary levels. "Requirements for Certification" is a valuable resource, making much-needed knowledge available in one straightforward volume.
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Counselor Certification, Certification, Librarians
Silver, Blake R. – University of Chicago Press, 2020
Young people are told that college is a place where they will "find themselves" by engaging with diversity and making friendships that will last a lifetime. This vision of an inclusive, diverse social experience is a fundamental part of the image colleges sell potential students. But what really happens when students arrive on campus and…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Social Behavior, Equal Education, Higher Education
Dwyer, James G.; Peters, Shawn F. – University of Chicago Press, 2019
In "Homeschooling: The History and Philosophy of a Controversial Practice," James G. Dwyer and Shawn F. Peters examine homeschooling's history, its methods, and the fundamental questions at the root of the heated debate over whether and how the state should oversee and regulate it. The authors trace the evolution of homeschooling and the…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Educational Policy, Government Role
Kaufman, Michael – University of Chicago Press, 2019
Work hard in school, graduate from a top college, establish a high-paying professional career, enjoy the long-lasting reward of happiness. This is the American Dream--and yet basic questions at the heart of this competitive journey remain unanswered. Does competitive success, even rarified entry into the Ivy League and the top one percent of…
Descriptors: Success, Competition, Psychological Patterns, Undergraduate Students
Ben-Porath, Sigal R.; Johanek, Michael C. – University of Chicago Press, 2019
If free market advocates had total control over education policy, would the shared public system of education collapse? Would school choice revitalize schooling with its innovative force? With proliferating charters and voucher schemes, would the United States finally make a dramatic break with its past and expand parental choice? Those are not…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Education, Magnet Schools, Charter Schools
Childress, Herb – University of Chicago Press, 2019
Class ends. Students pack up and head back to their dorms. The professor, meanwhile, goes to her car . . . to catch a little sleep, and then eat a cheeseburger in her lap before driving across the city to a different university to teach another, wholly different class. All for a paycheck that, once prep and grading are factored in, barely reaches…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Institutional Mission, Adjunct Faculty, Educational Change
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