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When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Linn Posey-Maddox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This book examines the school choices and engagement of middle- and upper middle-class parents in urban education. It is based upon ethnographic research conducted in a California public elementary ... More


Professionalizing the MPTO: Race, Class, and Shifting Norms for “Active” Parents

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Little is known about how parental fundraising and volunteerism shape family-school relations and, specifically, norms and practices related to parent engagement within particular school contexts. ... More


Morningside Revisited

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explores the sustainability of “free-market diversity” in urban education—diversity based upon individual choices rather than explicit policies. Based upon follow-up research, the ... More


Building a “Critical Mass”: Neighborhood Parent Group Action for School Change

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter focuses on the influence of parents’ collective action and social networks in processes of school choice and urban school transformation. Specifically, the chapter examines the efforts ... More


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