is one of the best accounts we have, not only of the shameless legacy and effects of racism in our nation's schools, but also of the underlying structural and ideological conditions that make it possible. Every student, teacher, parent, citizen, and all those concerned about racial and class segregation, as well as the fate of democracy in the 21st century, should read this book.Henry Giroux Global Television Network Chair in Communication Studies and English, McMaster University
Paul Street sounds the alarm: America's commitment to racial integration in public education is dead. This stunning acknowledgment coming more than 50 years after the historic Brown
decision represents a major reversal in America's journey toward racial equality. Street helps us to understand how and why this reversal has occurred and what the implications are for allowing the poorest and most disadvantaged students to be concentrated in the worst schools with the least funding. Street's book is a sobering wake-up call.Pedro Noguera Professor, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University
About the Author
served as Vice President for Research and Planning at the Chicago Urban League from 2000 to 2005 and is a Visiting Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.