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All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time

All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time - 07 edition

All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time - 07 edition

ISBN13: 9781595582102

ISBN10: 159558210X

All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time by Brian Smedley - ISBN 9781595582102
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: New Press
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International: No
All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time by Brian Smedley - ISBN 9781595582102

ISBN13: 9781595582102

ISBN10: 159558210X

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 07

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Summary

''When we talk about uninsured kids, dozens to a classroom, being taught by teachers with no expertise in their field; about mass incarceration with no rehabilitation; about real estate brokers or employment firms that continue to discriminate into the twenty-first century; about housing programs that reinforce segregation and fail to connect willing workers with the employers who need them, we are mainly talking about failures of opportunity.'' ''While polls show that 80 percent of Americans believe it is still possible to work your way up from poverty to wealth, in fact the American ideal of opportunity for all is at a crossroads. Class mobility is at an all-time low, racial and gender wage gaps are through the roof, and unequal access to health care threatens the health and economic security of millions of Americans. Yet we have it in our power to expand opportunity for everyone in our country. This and other critical ideas about the state of opportunity are documented in All Things Being Equal, the first book from The Opportunity Agenda, an important new voice for reform and improvement across the social spectrum.'' ''In this book, Jaren Bernstein writes about the difficulty of transcending the wealth quintile into which you are born, Phillip Tegeler discusses the promise and disappointment of housing mobility programs designed to move people closer to employment opportunities, Marc Mauer looks as mass incarceration's impact on opportunity, and Linda Darling-Hammond explores quality education as the road to opportunity. Each offers new ideas for turning these trends around.''--BOOK JACKET.