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Lack of Achievement or Loss of Opportunity?

Gloria Ladson-Billings

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Gloria Ladson-Billings introduces readers to the concept of the opportunity gap and the idea of an “education debt.” Calling the persistent achievement disparities between Black and Latino students ... More


The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Peter Temin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This book analyses the American economy in the twenty-first century as a dual economy in the spirit of W. Arthur Lewis. Adapting the subsistence and capitalist sectors characterized by Lewis, the ... More


Personal and National Debts

Peter Temin

in The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036160
eISBN:
9780262339988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036160.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

The United States has a dual financial system; the FTE sector has financial assets, and the low-wage sector has personal debts. Financial policies after the 2008 financial crisis did not include ... More


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