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A Focus of Conflict I: Wake Schools’ General Student Assignment Policy

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the general assignment policy of the Wake school board. It emphasizes that disagreements about the conflicting cultural models of public education were a leading cause of the ... More


From Community Education to Neighborhood Schools

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In response to a series of polarizing labor organizing drives sponsored by the United Auto Workers union in the 1930s, which culminated in the Flint sit-down strike of 1936-1937, local industrialist ... More


Right to Education Act, 2009

S.K. Das

in India's Rights Revolution: Has It Worked for the Poor?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198081661
eISBN:
9780199082421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081661.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a review of the important events that led to the enactment of the Act, including the constraints in realizing the universalization of elementary education, the large number of ... More


A Salt-and-Pepper Mix

Mary Barr

in Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226156323
eISBN:
9780226156637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156637.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Northern schools were no less segregated than their southern counterparts. Rooted in segregated residential patterns attendance areas were organized using a neighborhood concept designed so that ... More


Defended (and Other) Neighborhoods

Ronald P. Formisano

in Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960s and 1970s

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855263
eISBN:
9781469602325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869703_formisano.10
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how the name of South Boston became synonymous with resistance to school desegregation. Not only did Southie militants make the drab, old high school on Dorchester Heights a symbol ... More


End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

One of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas, Wake County, North Carolina, added more than a quarter million new residents during the first decade of this century, an increase of almost 45 ... More


Assigning Children to Public Schools

Toby L. Parcel and Andrew J. Taylor

in End of Consensus: Diversity, Neighborhoods, and the Politics of Public School Assignments

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622545
eISBN:
9781469622569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622545.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on public school assignments in Wake County, North Carolina. It begins by highlighting the importance of education as a placement mechanism in our society, as well as the ... More


The Battle over School Desegregation

Andrew R. Highsmith

in Demolition Means Progress: Flint, Michigan, and the Fate of the American Metropolis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226050058
eISBN:
9780226251080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251080.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By the late 1960s, activists in Flint had formally challenged the racial exclusions embedded within community education. However, civil rights groups articulated a critique of de facto segregation ... More


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