skip to content
Tearing down the gates : confronting the class divide in American education Preview this item
ClosePreview this item

Tearing down the gates : confronting the class divide in American education

Author: Peter Sacks
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
We often hear about the growing divide between rich and poor in America. This compelling exposé, backed by up-to-date research, locates the source of this trend where we might least expect to find it-in our schools. Written for a wide audience, Tearing Down the Gates is a powerful indictment of American education that shows how schools, colleges, and universities exacerbate inequality by providing ample  Read more...
Getting this item's online copy... Getting this item's online copy...

Find a copy in the library

Getting this item's location and availability... Getting this item's location and availability...

WorldCat

Find it in libraries globally
Worldwide libraries own this item

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sacks, Peter.
Tearing down the gates.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006036216
(OCoLC)74964998
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Sacks
ISBN: 9780520932234 0520932234 9781429471770 1429471778 0520245881 9780520245884
OCLC Number: 134966305
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 376 pages) : illustrations
Contents: I. Rich families, poor families. Ashlea and Gillian --
"Do we look intimidating?" --
II. Struggle for the soul of public schools. Berkeley High and the politics of exclusion --
"Do I make the kids smart or get them into college?" --
Public schools, private privilege --
III. Affirmative action for the rich. Class matters --
Part church, part car dealer --
A social compact broken --
Government gifts to the rich --
IV. Experiments in gatecrashing and the backlash of the elites. A dangerous man --
The gatecrashers --
"I always imagined myself as a rock" --
V. American dreams. How we got here --
Class confusions --
Where are we going?
Responsibility: Peter Sacks.
Local System Bib Number:
340458

Abstract:

We often hear about the growing divide between rich and poor in America. This compelling exposé, backed by up-to-date research, locates the source of this trend where we might least expect to find it-in our schools. Written for a wide audience, Tearing Down the Gates is a powerful indictment of American education that shows how schools, colleges, and universities exacerbate inequality by providing ample opportunities for advantaged students while shutting the gates on the poor-and even the middle class. Peter Sacks tells the stories of young people and families as they struggle to negotiate th.
Retrieving notes about this item Retrieving notes about this item

Reviews

User-contributed reviews

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.