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When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban SchoolsClass, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education$
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Linn Posey-Maddox

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780226120188

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.001.0001

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Middle-Class Parents and City School Transformation

Middle-Class Parents and City School Transformation

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When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools
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Linn Posey-Maddox

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0001

This chapter outlines the scope and main arguments of the book, as well as the key concepts that frame the research. It presents an overview of social class and education, drawing from the work of Bourdieu. It then discusses the intersection of race and class in family-school relationships, and the persistence of racial inequality in urban education. It also outlines the concept of school gentrification, and distinguishes it from economic integration. The chapter then proposes the concept of equitable development as a goal for urban school transformation efforts, and discusses its main tenets. The chapter concludes by outlining the remaining chapters in the book.

Keywords:   social class, Bourdieu, racial inequality, equitable development, gentrification, integration

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