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