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Making the Unequal Metropolis: School Desegregation and Its Limits

Friday, April 1, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"There are many examples that show how invested government has been in white wealth and black poverty." – Ansley T. Erickson

In a radically unequal United States, schools are often key sites in which injustice grows. Making the Unequal Metropolis presents a broad, detailed argument about the inextricable interrelatedness of school policies and the persistence of metropolitan-scale inequality. While many accounts of education in urban and metropolitan contexts describe schools as the victims of forces beyond their control, author and Teachers College assistant professor Ansley T. Erickson, Ph.D. shows the many ways that schools have been intertwined with these forces and have in fact

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