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Education Policy and Urban Poverty
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Orfield, Gary. 2010. “Education Policy and Urban Poverty”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course is designed to explore the continuing debate in American politics about the relationship between education and economic success. The extraordinary social and economic inequality in the U.S. is often justified with the theory of equal opportunity primarily through policies that are supposed to produce equal education. There is a widespread...

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