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Nice Review

Posted By: Stuart Greene on October 11, 2014
I appreciate the review of this book, particularly the reviewers understanding that the authors seems mistake correlations n with causation, something that others have pointed out in the authors' prior work. It's important to understand the extent to which middle class white families abandoned urban neighborhoods and contributed to the closing of Catholic schools, but the authors point to Charter schools as underlying cause of these closures. Not the racist practices of establishing covenants that excluded some families and advantaged others? Not school choice, a neoliberal strategy that has undermined quality education that should be for the public good. It seems as if the authors want it both ways school choice and the continuing presence of schools that families abandoned long ago. It would be wise to examine public school-community-parent partnerships as a strategy for building social capital and empowering families to have more than choice.
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 Nice Review by Stuart Greene on October 11, 2014
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