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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


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


Maintaining a “Commitment to Everyone”: Toward a Vision of Equitable Development in Urban Public Schooling

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/9780226120355.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This final chapter highlights the need for critical and nuanced studies of urban school transformation, as well as evaluations of “progress” and “reform” in urban education that extend beyond ... More


Introduction: Play to Win

Hilary Levey Friedman

in Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520276758
eISBN:
9780520956698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276758.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This introductory chapter argues that American families today have been busier than the previous generation, with parents working more hours outside of the home and children spending more time in ... More


The Middle Classes in a Manufacturing Center

Andrew B. Kipnis

in From Village to City: Social Transformation in a Chinese County Seat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289703
eISBN:
9780520964273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289703.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the lives of middle-class professionals in Zouping. It defines middle class primarily in terms of education and white-collar work but also in terms of the districts of the city ... More


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