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Equality in Education Law and Policy, 1954–2010

Equality in Education Law and Policy, 1954–2010

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9781107016927
  • Published In: April 2013
  • Format: Hardback , 272 pages
  • Jurisdiction: International ? Disclaimer:
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    Educational equality has long been a vital concept in US law and policy. Since Brown v. Board of Education, the concept of educational equality has remained markedly durable and animated major school reform efforts, including desegregation, school finance reform, the education of students with disabilities and English language learners, charter schools, voucher policies, the various iterations of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (including No Child Left Behind) and the 'Stimulus'. Despite such attention, students' educational opportunities have remained persistently unequal as understandings of the goals underlying schooling, fundamental changes in educational governance, and the definition of an equal education have continually shifted. Drawing from law, education policy, history and political science, this book examines how the concept of equality in education law and policy has transformed from Brown through the Stimulus, the major factors influencing this transformation, and the significant problems that school reforms accordingly continue to face.

    • Draws on insights from several disciplines, including law, education policy, history and political science

    • Takes a bird's eye view of the major education law and policy reform efforts since Brown v. Board of Education

    • Offers broad principles and concrete recommendations for crafting better education law and policy reforms

  • Acknowledgments
    ix
    Frequently Used Abbreviations
    xi
    1.    Introduction
    1
    2.    Government, Equality, and School Reform
    19
    3.    Brown and the Foundations of Educational Equality
    37
    4.    The Maturation of Educational Equality
    68
    5.    The Turn to Adequacy, Outcomes, and Systemic Change
    100
    6.    Developments in Local Control
    139
    7.    The Continuing Expansion of the Federal Role
    165
    8.    Conclusion
    196
    Notes
    217
    Index
    259
  • Benjamin M. Superfine
    University of Illinois, Chicago

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