Tearing Down the Gates

Tearing Down the Gates

Confronting the Class Divide in American Education

Book - 2007
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"We often hear about the growing divide between rich and poor in America. This compelling expose, backed by up-to-date research, locates the source of this trend where we might least expect to find it - in our schools. Written for a wide audience, Tearing Down the Gates is a powerful indictment of American education that shows how schools, colleges, and universities exacerbate inequality by providing ample opportunities for advantaged students while shutting the gates on the poor - and even the middle class. Peter Sacks tells the stories of young people and families as they struggle to negotiate the educational system."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007
ISBN: 0520245881 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520245884 (cloth : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 379.260973 SAC
Characteristics: xi, 376 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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