The Resource A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school, Amy Brown

A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school, Amy Brown

Label
A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school
Title
A good investment?
Title remainder
philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school
Statement of responsibility
Amy Brown
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school the author calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely minority and disadvantaged student body and its unusually high rate of graduation and college acceptance, was a worthy investment by seeming needy and deserving. This book offers a firsthand look behind the scenes of the philanthropic approach to funding public education--a process in which social change in education policy and practice is aligned with social entrepreneurship--and shows how this approach can reinforce the race and class hierarchies that it purports to alleviate. As their voices reveal, the teachers and students on the receiving end of such a system can be critically conscious and ambivalent participants in a school's racialized marketing and image management. The author's nuanced work exposes the unintended consequences of an education marketplace where charity masquerades as justice.--
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From publisher's description
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
373.09173/2097471
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LA339.N5
LC item number
B76 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A good investment? : philanthropy and the marketing of race in an urban public school, Amy Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-278) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Privatization and political spectacle in education -- 1. A mind is a wonderful thing to invest in: philanthropy and the New York City public schools -- 2. The College Prep look: managing image, marketing students -- 3. Walk the walk, talk the talk: professionalism at College Prep -- 4. Waiting for superwoman: white female teachers as "neoliberal saviors" -- 5. Girl drama: black female students and the spectacle of risk -- 6. Critical thinking: reading urban fiction with students -- 7. Behind the mask: professionalism and life after College Prep
Control code
ocn927438092
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 290 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781452945514
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1894g34
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.b33673020
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927438092
  • pebcs1452945519

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