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Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9781541672703
Publisher: Basic Books
Language: English
Page Count: 336
Publication Date: 4/16/2019
Size: 9.56" l x 6.25" w x 1.19"
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An acclaimed economist reveals that school integration efforts in the 1970s and 1980s were overwhelmingly successful - and argues that we must renew our commitment to integration for the sake of all Americans

We are frequently told that school integration was a social experiment doomed from the start. But as Rucker C. Johnson demonstrates in Children of the Dream, it was, in fact, a spectacular achievement. Drawing on longitudinal studies going back to the 1960s, he shows that students who attended integrated and well-funded schools were more successful in life than those who did not - and this held true for children of all races.

Yet as a society we have given up on integration. Since the high point of integration in 1988, we have regressed and segregation again prevails. Contending that integrated, well-funded schools are the primary engine of social mobility, Children of the Dream offers a radical new take on social policy. It is essential reading in our divided times.

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