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the private sector through programs and policies that increase school choice and alternative teacher certifi cation. While these movements are not necessarily separable in practice (testing increased as school choice was promoted), we separate them here conceptually. One 8 Education Reforms and Inequality Jessica Brathwaite and Kimberly Goyette e d u c a t i o n r e f o r m s a n d i n e q u a l i t y 179 strand of reform focused on increasing accountability, which was thought to minimize gaps between students of diff erent socioeconomic groups and

Winning Social Change in the 21st Century
Growth, Accretion, and Conflict
Confronting the Class Divide in American Education
Fossil Threads in the Web of Life
A Year at a Catholic High School in Harlem
British Working-Class Education in the Nineteenth Century

List of Figures ix List of Tables xii Acknowledgments xv 1. The Promise(s) of Education 1 2. Competing Visions of Public Education: Who and What Should It Be For? 17 3. What Does Education Do? Paradigms and Theories about How Education Works 29 4. Inequality by Socioeconomic Background and Class 50 5. Inequality by Race and Ethnicity, Immigrant Status, and Language Ability 89 6. Inequality by Gender and Disability 131 7. Educational Inequality in Other Nations 155 8. Education Reforms and Inequality 178 by Jessica Brathwaite and Kimberly Goyette

-40,133,137. See also Williams, Sally anti-communism, as propaganda tool of Christian Right, 44-45, 46-47 ,50-54 anti-homosexuality: and pro-family movement, 68; as strategic tool of the Right, 156-58,167. See also gay education reform; gay rights anti-sex education documents, 50- 51. See also Christian Crusade pub- lications birth control. See contraception Buchanan, Pat, 9,141 Calderone, Mary: attitude toward feminism, 26, 87; attitude toward pornography, 30-31, 42; founding of SIECUS, 17, 22—29; reflections on sex education efforts, 60—61; response to