Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Other Boston Busing Story: What`s Won and Lost Across the Boundary Line (Paperback)
  • The Other Boston Busing Story: What`s Won and Lost Across the Boundary Line (Paperback)
zoom

The Other Boston Busing Story: What`s Won and Lost Across the Boundary Line (Paperback)

(author)
£21.50
Paperback 306 Pages / Published: 20/02/2015
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
METCO, America's longest-running voluntary school desegregation program, has for 34 years bused black children from Boston's city neighborhoods to predominantly white suburban schools. In contrast to the infamous violence and rage of forced school busing within the city in the 1970s, METCO has quietly and calmly promoted school integration. How has this program affected the lives of its graduates? Would they choose to participate if they had it to do over again? Would they place their own children on the bus to suburbia? Sixty-five METCO graduates vividly recall their own stories in this revealing book. Susan E. Eaton interviewed program participants who are now adults, asking them to assess the benefits and hardships of crossing racial and class lines on their way to school. Their answers poignantly show that this type of racial integration is not easy-they struggled to negotiate both black and white worlds, often feeling fully accepted in neither. Even so, nearly all the participants believe the long-term gains outweighed the costs and would choose a similar program for their own children-though not without conditions and apprehensions. Even as courts and policymakers today are forcing the abandonment of desegregation, educators warn that students are better prepared in schools that reflect our national diversity. This book offers an accessible and moving account of a rare program that, despite serious challenges, provides a practical remedy for the persistent inequalities in American education.

Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300215090
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

Teaching to Transgress
Added to basket
Teaching and Learning
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
How Children Succeed
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Weapons of Mass Instruction
Added to basket
Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition
Added to basket
The Rise of the Meritocracy
Added to basket
Leo Tolstoy
Added to basket
£28.99
Paperback
Every Teacher Matters
Added to basket
Growth Mindset Pocketbook
Added to basket
Experience And Education
Added to basket
Unflattening
Added to basket
£16.95
Paperback
Seven Myths About Education
Added to basket
How We Think
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.