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A Troubled Dream: The Promise and Failure of School Desegregation in Louisiana
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vanderbilt Univ Pr
Publication date December 1, 2001
Pages 288
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780826513885
ISBN-10 0826513883
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $49.95
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, the United States still has a long way to go to attain true integration of our educational system.

Using extensive interviews and a wealth of statistical information, Bankston and Caldas examine the failed desegregation efforts in Louisiana as a case study to show how desegregation has followed the same unsuccessful pattern across the United States. Strong supporters of the dream of integration, Bankston and Caldas show that the practical difficulty with desegregation is that academic environments are created by all the students in a school from the backgrounds that all the students bring with them.† Unfortunately, the disadvantages that minority children have to overcome affect schools more than schools can help remedy these disadvantages.

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9780826513885 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $49.95
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from Vanderbilt Univ Pr (March 1, 2002)
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