New PDF release: Class Rules: Exposing Inequality in American High Schools

By Peter W. Cookson Jr

Class Rules challenges the preferred delusion that top colleges are the “Great Equalizers.” In his groundbreaking learn, Cookson demonstrates that youngsters suffer assorted type rites of passage reckoning on the social-class composition of the highschool they attend. Drawing on tales of faculties and person scholars, the writer exhibits that where a pupil is going to school is a huge impression on his or her social category trajectory. Class Rules is a penetrating, unique exam of the function schooling performs in blockading upward mobility for lots of kids. It deals a compelling imaginative and prescient of an equitable method of colleges in keeping with the entire democratic rights of students.

Book Features:

  • Provides a clean, dynamic method of figuring out academic inequality and social reproduction.
  • Offers a leap forward social/psychological conception of the way teenagers gather type consciousness.
  • Compares the cultures and curricula of 5 American excessive colleges targeting the category composition in their students.

“This hugely readable and unique booklet illuminates why we don’t have open type struggle in our society, regardless of large inequalities. Peter Cookson exhibits how colleges reproduce sessions via institutional practices that forge class-based recognition. He additionally indicates how schooling will be changed.”

Caroline Hodges Persell, professor emerita of sociology, big apple University

“Cookson does a great activity of interpreting the robust forces in our colleges that toughen the racial, ethnic, and social-class constructions our state hopes to beat. Breaking out of one’s social category was once continually tough yet could now be more durable than in past a long time. Cookson reminds us of what excessive colleges may be, the nice equalizers, associations for selling America’s most interesting values.”
David Berliner, Regents’ professor emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton lecturers university, Arizona nation University

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