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Product Description: American society has grown dramatically more unequal over the past quarter century. The economic gains of American workers after World War II have slowly been eroded—in part because organized labor has gone from encompassing one-third of the private sector workers to less than one-tenth...read more

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9780870785238 | Century Foundation, March 21, 2012, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: American society has grown dramatically more unequal over the past quarter century.

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Product Description: Almost fifty years ago the Coleman Report, widely regarded as the most important educational study of the twentieth century, found that the most powerful predictor of academic achievement is the socioeconomic status of a child's family...read more

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9780870785221 | Century Foundation, February 27, 2012, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Almost fifty years ago the Coleman Report, widely regarded as the most important educational study of the twentieth century, found that the most powerful predictor of academic achievement is the socioeconomic status of a child's family.

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Product Description: The use of race-based affirmative action in higher education has given rise to hundreds of books and law review articles, numerous court decisions, and several state initiatives to ban the practice. However, surprisingly little has been said or written or done to challenge a larger, longstanding "affirmative action" program that tends to benefit wealthy whites: legacy preferences for the children of alumni...read more

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9780870785191 | Century Foundation, March 12, 2012, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The use of race-based affirmative action in higher education has given rise to hundreds of books and law review articles, numerous court decisions, and several state initiatives to ban the practice.

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Product Description: In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead." Shanker was condemned by many when he shut down the New York City school system in the bitter strikes of 1967 and 1968, and he was denounced for stirring up animosity between black parents and Jewish teachers...read more

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9780231134972 | Columbia Univ Pr, August 1, 2009, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: In Woody Allen's 1973 film, Sleeper, a character wakes up in the future to learn that civilization was destroyed when "a man by the name of Albert Shanker got hold of a nuclear warhead.

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Product Description: With access to higher education more important than ever, low-income students of all racial and ethnic groups continue to lag in participation. What can be done to ensure that more low-income students have adequate financial aid to attend college? That disadvantaged students are academically prepared for college and can persist to graduation? That selective universities are open to students of all economic backgrounds? As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, a group of widely respected scholars proposes a number of provocative ideas in this volume...read more

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9780870784859 | Century Foundation, January 1, 2004, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With access to higher education more important than ever, low-income students of all racial and ethnic groups continue to lag in participation.

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Product Description: This provocative book asks a simple question: since we know that middle class schools tend to work best, why not give every child in America the opportunity to attend a public school in which the majority of students come from middle class households? Economically integrated schools, the author argues, will do far more to promote achievement and equal opportunity than vouchers, standards, class size reduction, or any of the other leading education proposals on the left and right that seek to make "separate but equal" schools work...read more

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9780815748106 | Brookings Inst Pr, April 1, 2001, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: This provocative book asks a simple question: since we know that middle class schools tend to work best, why not give every child in America the opportunity to attend a public school in which the majority of students come from middle class households?

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9780815748113 | Brookings Inst Pr, December 1, 2003, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This provocative book asks a simple question: since we know that middle class schools tend to work best, why not give every child in America the opportunity to attend a public school in which the majority of students come from middle class households?

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Product Description: In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding the constitutionality of public funding for private religious schools, the debate over private school vouchers has intensified. At the same time, the federal No Child Left Behind Act has put new emphasis on choice within the public school system...read more

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9780870784842 | Century Foundation, December 1, 2003, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: In the wake of the U.

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Product Description: The 2000 presidential campaign is ushering in a renewed focus on public education. The question is, what would be best for our children? This volume of essays seeks to restore the notion that public education should be an engine for social mobility, a concern that animated Brown v...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780870784552 | Brookings Inst Pr, September 1, 2000, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The 2000 presidential campaign is ushering in a renewed focus on public education.

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Product Description: In 1986, 70 percent of the first-year class of Harvard Law School wanted to pursue careers in public-interest law. Ten years later, the same percentage of this class was pursuing careers in private corporate firms. How is it that these students began their careers interested in using law as a vehicle for social change, but ended up in those very law firms most resistant to change? How are law students able to reconcile liberal politics with careers in corporate law? Richard D...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780809031658 | Hill & Wang Pub, January 1, 1992, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The author recounts his three years at Harvard Law School, describing his attempts to make Law Review, his summer jobs, his grueling first year, his professors, and the changes he observed in himself and his fellow students

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9781558492349 | Reprint edition (Univ of Massachusetts Pr, November 1, 1999), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In 1986, 70 percent of the first-year class of Harvard Law School wanted to pursue careers in public-interest law.
9780571198078 | Reprint edition (Faber & Faber, April 1, 1993), cover price $11.95

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A timely, fair-minded contribution to the ongoing debate over affirmative action argues that such programs should be based on economic status rather than race, in order to ensure that they benefit the truly disadvantaged. Reprint.

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9780465098231 | Basic Books, May 1, 1996, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the progression of affirmative action programs from their inception as a means of redressing a historical imbalance to their current application for achieving diversity

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9780465098248 | Reprint edition (Basic Books, May 15, 1997), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Analyzes the progression of affirmative action programs from their inception as a means of redressing a historical imbalance to their current application for achieving diversity

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