Designed to Fail: Why Racial Equity in School Funding Is So Hard to Achieve

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$27.00
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
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Pages
208
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226832715

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About the Author
Roseann Liu is assistant professor in the College of Education Studies at Wesleyan University and visiting assistant professor in Asian American studies at Swarthmore College. Prior to academia, she was a policy and program evaluation researcher and a public school teacher.
Reviews
"America has failed to keep two promises to its students--to desegregate their schools and to fund them equitably. Liu digs deeply into the funding inequities that exist in one state, Pennsylvania, that serves as a template for almost every state. This is an important book."--Gloria Ladson-Billings, author of "Justice Matters"

"A welcome and much-needed analysis, Liu lays to rest common assumptions about funding inequity in schools, and provides a powerful, clear, unapologetic racial analysis of school finance, one that draws attention to structural racism behind school funding in Pennsylvania and nationwide, the actors who enable such racism to persist, and those who relentlessly work to challenge it. This is an important read for those who want to understand and address this enduring injustice of school funding in the United States."


--Erica O. Turner, author of "Suddenly Diverse: How School Districts Manage Race and Inequality"