Race, Equity, and Education

Sixty Years from Brown

  • Pedro Noguera
  • Jill Pierce
  • Roey Ahram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Roots and Forms of Segregation

  4. Complicating Racial Histories and Racial Categories

  5. Students’, Teachers’, and Families’ Educational Experiences

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-297

About this book


This powerful and timely analysis takes stock of race and education sixty years after the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision. This volume examines education as one of the most visible markers for racial disparities in the US as well as one of its most visible frontiers for racial justice. Featuring original research, educators’ insights, and perspectives from communities of color, it documents the complex impact of social/educational policy on social progress.

Chapters on charter schools, curriculum content, performance measurement, and disproportionalities in special education referrals shed light on entrenched inequities that must be confronted. The book also makes it clear that leveling the playing field calls for not only better schools, but also addressing pervasive social problems such as poverty and housing segregation.

Included in the coverage:

  • School Policy is Housing Policy: Deconcentrating Disadvantage to Address the Achievement Gap.
  • Charter Schooling, Race Politics, and an Appeal to History.
  • The Data Quality Movement for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: an unresolved civil rights issue.
  • Critical Ethnic Studies in High School Classrooms: Academic Achievement via Social Action.
  • Mexican American Educational Stagnation: The Role of Generational Status, Parental Narratives and Educator Messages.

Pinpointing crucial issues and opportunities for solutions, Race, Equity, and Education has immediate salience for educators and researchers studying the intersection of race and education.



Achievement Gap Affirmative Action Asian American Schooling Eco-Apartheid Ethnic Studies Housing Segregation Mexican-Americans Schooling Experiences Politics of Charter Schooling Race Politics Race and Education in America Race and Poverty Racial Disproportionality in Special Education School Choice Segregation in the 21st century Unequal Education Opportunities Urban Teaching Urban Youth

Editors and affiliations

  • Pedro Noguera
    • 1
  • Jill Pierce
    • 2
  • Roey Ahram
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Steinhardt SchoolNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Metropolitan Center for Research on EquiNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-23771-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-23772-5
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