The Resource Class dismissed : why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality, John Marsh

Class dismissed : why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality, John Marsh

Label
Class dismissed : why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality
Title
Class dismissed
Title remainder
why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality
Statement of responsibility
John Marsh
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Class Dismissed, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them. Rather than focus attention on the hierarchy of jobs and power--where most jobs require relatively little education, and the poor enjoy very little political power--money is funneled into educational endeavors that ultimately do nothing to challenge established social structures, and in fact reinforce them. And when educational programs prove ineffective at reducing inequality, the ones whom these programs were intended to help end up blaming themselves. Marsh's struggle to grasp the connection between education, poverty, and inequality is both powerful and poignant"
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
370.11/50973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LC4091
LC item number
.M324 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Class dismissed : why we cannot teach or learn our way out of inequality, John Marsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-246) and index
Contents
Introduction : unintended consequences -- The paths of inequality lead but to the grave -- Which supply side are you on? -- A nation of Carnegies : the Puritans to the Great Depression -- A nation of Carnegies : the Second World War to the present -- Belling the cat -- Appendix : the Gini coefficient
Control code
692291838
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
255 p.
Isbn
9781583672433
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2011015008
Other control number
40019736696
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn692291838
  • (OCoLC)692291838

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