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City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education (Multicultural Education Series)

This book is about Pedro Noguera
In "City Schools and the American Dream: Reclaiming the Promise of Public Education," renowned social justice leader Pedro Noguera explores the complex challenges facing urban schools and the urgent need for systemic change to ensure educational equity. Published on October 16, 2003, as part of the Multicultural Education Series, this book delves into the interconnectedness of education, economic justice, and racial disparities. Through compelling research in cities like San Francisco and Oakland, Noguera illustrates how external social forces such as poverty and violence significantly shape school environments and student performance. He argues passionately against simplistic solutions like increased testing, advocating instead for substantial investment in the socio-economic foundations of urban communities. This book is particularly valuable for middle-school readers, providing them with a clear understanding of how social justice issues directly impact educational outcomes. Noguera challenges readers to envision a public education system that truly serves as the bedrock for achieving the American Dream for all students, urging a collective commitment to transformative action.
Published by Teachers College Press on October 16, 2003
208 pages
ISBN: 9780807743812
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Economic JusticeEducation Equity, and Racial Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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