"One of those rare books that will become a standard reference not only for social scientists, historians, and school officials, but for educated lay readers as well.... No previous study has provided a more definitive analysis of why so many black youngsters and their parents have lost faith in the public schools." - William Julius Wilson. "Kathryn Neckerman's analysis provides a welcome antidote to much of the historical literature on American education, which rarely examines actual policy choices.... Segregation did harm blacks, as this fine book shows." - "Journal of American History"
About the Author
Kathryn M. Neckerman is the Executive Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences at the University of Chicago.