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Racializing the Public

Humanity & Society 

Seamster, Louise and Kasey Henricks. 2015.

“Racializing the Public: The Post-Civil Rights Retreat from Public Education”

Table of Contents


Seamster, Louise, Duke University and Kasey Henricks, Loyola University Chicago and American Bar Foundation. “A Second Redemption?: Racism, Backlash Politics, and Public Education.”

Article 1:

Quiroz, Pamela Anne, University of Houston and Vernon Lindsay, University of Illinois at Chicago. “Selective Enrollment, Race, and Shifting the Geography of Educational Opportunity: Where ‘Diversity’ and Opportunity Compete with Tax Increment Financing.”

Article 2:

Freidus, Alexandra, New York University and Pedro Noguera, New York University. “From ‘Good Will’ to ‘Anachronism’: School Desegregation, Magnet Schools, and the New Public Good.”

Article 3:

Brunn-Bevel, Rachelle J., Fairfield University and W. Carson Byrd, University of Louisville. “The Foundation of Racial Disparities in the Standardized Testing Era: The Impact of School Segregation and the Assault on Public Education in Virginia.”

Action Note 1:

Michael Nevradakis, Truthout and Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University. “Henry Giroux on the Rise of Neoliberalism.” 

Action Note 2:           

Miller, Reuben Jonathan, University of Michigan, Janice Williams Miller, University of Michigan, Jelana Djoric, Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, and Desmond Patton, University of Michigan. “Baldwin’s Mill: Race, Punishment, and the Pedagogy of Black Repression, 1965-2015.”

Book Reviews Introduction:

Hughey, Matthew, University of Connecticut. “Educational Inequality: Privatization, Charter Schools, and Uncertain Times.” 

Book Review 1:  

Ray, Victor, University of Tennessee, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, by Diane Ravitch. 2013. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf. 396 pp.

 Book Review 2:        

Pennell, Greta, University of Indianapolis, Charter Schools and the Corporate Makeover of Public Education: What’s at Stake, by Michael Fabricant and Michelle Fine. 2012. New York, NY: Teachers College Press. 168 pp.

Book Review 3:

Lesser, Emma, University of Connecticut, Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century of Public Education in an Iconic American City, by Barbara Miner. 2013. New York, NY: The New Press. 320 pp.

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