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Suddenly Diverse: How School Districts Manage Race and Inequality

Erica O. Turner


This book examines the contemporary challenges of racial inequity in school district-level education policy and practice. Through a comparative analysis of two school districts with different political and economic profiles and similar patterns of demographic change, it illuminates how school district administrators and school boards make sense of the challenges of poverty, racial diversity, and inequality; navigate complex pressures and equity issues; and come to respond with new managerial policies like data monitoring and marketing, which are based in market and entrepreneurial logics and, ... More

Keywords: school districts, race, inequality, demographic change, diversity, colorblind managerialism, education policy, educational leadership, school boards, administration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226675220
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226675534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erica O. Turner, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison