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Choice and Civil Rights: Forgetting History, Facing Consequences

Gary Orfield

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter reconstructs the forgotten history of choice, which was originally adopted as a strategy for maintaining segregation and inequality and was rejected by the courts until civil rights ... More


Conclusion: A Theory of Choice with Equity

Gary Orfield and Erica Frankenberg

in Educational Delusions?: Why Choice Can Deepen Inequality and How to Make Schools Fair

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520274730
eISBN:
9780520955103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274730.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter summarizes the book and argues that market—theory choice actually increases inequality and segregation, while substantial controls on the market aimed at diversity and equity can ... More


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