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American Dream and Public Schools

Jennifer L. Hochschild and Nathan Scovronick


Why is education policy so contentious? Do conflicts over specific issues in schooling have anything in common? Are there general principles that can help us resolve these disputes? In this book the authors find the source of many debates over schooling in the multiple goals and internal contradictions of the national ideology we call the American dream. They also propose a framework for helping Americans get past acrimonious debates in order to help all children learn. The American Dream and the Public Schools examines issues that have excited and divided Americans for years, including desegr ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780195152784
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195152784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer L. Hochschild, author

Nathan Scovronick, author