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Rich Schools, Poor Schools

reviewed by Carol Lopate - 1969

coverTitle: Rich Schools, Poor Schools
Author(s): Arthur Wise
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread. Anatole France When political and social realities seem to progress along their own course without reference to "good people" or "good ideas," it is hard to know just how useful any new book can be, and, to make one more skeptical, Rich Schools, Poor Schools is more about ideas than about reality. This conscientiously argued book is an attempt to examine, in the light of Supreme Court Decisions concerning related matters, "whether the absence of equal educational opportunity within a state, as evidenced by unequal per-pupil expenditures, may constitute a denial by the state of the equal protection of its laws." According to the author, such an investigation stems from his concern with differences in educational opportunity throughout the country which relate largely to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 2, 1969, p. 352-354
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1827, Date Accessed: 9/19/2020 3:35:10 PM

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