The Resource Color and character : West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality, Pamela Grundy, (ebook)

Color and character : West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality, Pamela Grundy, (ebook)

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Color and character : West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality
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Color and character
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West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality
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Pamela Grundy
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eng
Summary
At a time when race and inequality dominate national debates, the story of West Charlotte High School illuminates the possibilities and challenges of using racial and economic desegregation to foster educational equality. West Charlotte opened in 1938 as a segregated school that embodied the aspirations of the growing African American population of Charlotte, North Carolina. In the 1970s, when Charlotte began court-ordered busing, black and white families made West Charlotte the celebrated flagship of the most integrated major school system in the nation. But as the twentieth century neared its close and a new court order eliminated race-based busing, Charlotte schools re-segregated along lines of class as well as race. West Charlotte became the city's poorest, lowest-performing high school-a striking reminder of the people and places that Charlotte's rapid growth had left behind. While dedicated teachers continue to educate children, the school's challenges underscore the painful consequences of re-segregation. Drawing on nearly two decades of interviews with students, educators, and alumni, Pamela Grundy uses the history of a community's beloved school to tell a broader American story of education, community, democracy, and race-all while raising questions about present-day strategies for school reform
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Midwest
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Grundy, Pamela
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373.09756/76
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non fiction
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  • West Charlotte High School (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Educational equalization
  • School integration
  • African Americans
  • Electronic books
  • Charlotte (N.C.)
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adult
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Color and character : West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality, Pamela Grundy, (ebook)
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9781469636085
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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MWT12045669
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remote
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12045669
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Color and character : West Charlotte High and the American struggle over educational equality, Pamela Grundy, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781469636085
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12045669
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12045669
System control number
MWT12045669
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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