Hope and despair in the American city

why there are no bad schools in Raleigh
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School improvement programs -- North Carolina -- Raleigh -- Case studies, Urban schools -- United States -- Case studies, Urban renewal -- United States -- Case st
StatementGerald Grant.
GenreCase studies.
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LC ClassificationsLB2822.83.N8 G73 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
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Open LibraryOL22696040M
ISBN 139780674032941
LC Control Number2008050594
OCLC/WorldCa261174541

“In Hope and Despair in the American City, Gerald Grant has written a profound book about American cities and their schools. He combines far-ranging scholarship with lively field research, autobiography, historical narrative, and an expert grasp of demographic data and the winding mazes of legal by: In Hope and Despair in the American City, Gerald Grant compares two cities—his hometown of Syracuse, New York, and Raleigh, North Carolina—in order to examine the consequences of the nation’s ongoing educational inequities.

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In Hope and Despair in the American City, Gerald Grant compares two cities—his hometown of Syracuse, New York, and Raleigh, North Carolina—in order to examine the consequences of the nation’s ongoing educational inequities.

The school system in Syracuse is a slough of despair, the one in Raleigh a beacon of : Harvard. Hope and Despair in the American City Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh Gerald Grant Inthe U.S. Supreme Court handed down a 5–4 verdict in the case of Milliken v. Bradley, thereby blocking the state of Michigan from merging the Detroit public school system with those of the surrounding suburbs/5.

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Comparing the catastrophically bad school system in Syracuse, where he lives, with the astonishingly successful one in the North Carolina capital, the author quickly alights on. This is a book about the triumph of hope over despair in an American city—about how the lives of children in one metropolitan area have been transformed in ways that reduce racism and break the yoke of poverty.

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A scholarly project, Hope and Despair in the American Cityuses accessible language and detailed examples to make an interesting point about urban renewal: in Grant’s view, cities stand only a very slim chance of avoiding economic decline and population depletion if they do not implement a well-thought-out and publicly supported plan to reduce segregation in the local public schools.

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Gerald Grant does not place Hope and Despair in the American City into this broader context explicitly. But his book is essential reading not only for his target audience of education reformers but for anyone concerned with the fate of smaller cities.

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INTRODUCTION: City of Hope & Despair is the second book in the series about Thaiburley, the famed City of a Hundred Rows that has started last year in City of Dreams and Nightmares. I was a little surprised by some aspects of it; most notably the fact that it is a *middle book* in a trilogy - not a 2nd part of a duology as I expected, so it has Reviews: 5.

I finished City Hope Despair and overall I liked it but I was surprised by some aspects of it; first it is a *middle book* in a trilogy - not a 2nd part of a duology as I expected and the final concluding book (due late fall ) according to the information inside the copy I have will be called City of Lights and Shadows and there is an excerpt from it that gives a hint where it goes/5(23).