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Author Paulle, Bowen

Title Toxic schools : high-poverty education in New York and Amsterdam
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource (301 pages)
Series Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
Fieldwork encounters and discoveries
Contents Introduction: getting situated -- Recognizing the real, restructuring the game -- Episodic violence, perpetual threats -- Exile and commitment -- Survival of the nurtured -- The tipping of classrooms, teachers left behind
Summary Violent urban schools loom large in our culture: for decades they have served as the centerpieces of political campaigns and as window dressing for brutal television shows and movies. Yet unequal access to quality schools remains the single greatest failing of our society-and one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. Of all the usual words used to describe non-selective city schools-segregated, unequal, violent-none comes close to characterizing their systemic dysfunction in high-poverty neighborhoods. The most accurate word is toxic
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Urban schools -- New York (State) -- New York
Urban schools -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam
Low-income high school students -- New York (State) -- New York
Low-income high school students -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam
Education, Urban -- Social aspects
School violence.
EDUCATION -- Essays.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
EDUCATION -- Reference.
Education, Urban -- Social aspects.
Low-income high school students.
School violence.
Urban schools.
Våld i skolan.
Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
New York (State) -- New York.
Förenta staterna.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226066554