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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


Parent Participation across the Country

David Tobis

in From Pariahs to Partners: How parents and their allies changed New York City's child welfare system

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195099881
eISBN:
9780199344772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099881.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter 6 surveys the activities of parents and their allies across the United States. It describes a new bill of rights for parents embroiled in the child welfare system, and focuses on three areas: ... More


Do You Believe in Me?: Promoting Hope through Quality Education and Opportunities to Learn

Valerie Maholmes

in Fostering Resilience and Well-Being in Children and Families in Poverty: Why Hope Still Matters

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959525
eISBN:
9780199372034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959525.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The schooling process cultivates the cognitive skills necessary for learning and the psychosocial skills—such as persistence, focus, and perseverance—that yield benefits for youth long after their ... More


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