Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 August 2010

400 Pages | 6 black and white halftone illustration


ISBN: 9780195327380

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Five Miles Away, A World Apart

Two Schools, One City, and the Story of Educational Opportunity in Modern America

James Ryan

  • Uses a pivotal local history to explain how America's educational system became so unequally divided
  • Relies on compelling stories from principals, students, and local officials to depict how the new form of educational segregation emerged in Nixon's America
  • Essential reading for anyone interested in America's educational divides and what we can do to bridge them