Palgrave Studies in Urban Education

Public Housing and School Choice in a Gentrified City

Youth Experiences of Uneven Opportunity

Authors: Makris, M.

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Winner of the 2016 AESA Critics' Choice Book Award 

Molly Makris uses an interdisciplinary approach to urban education policy to examine the formal education and physical environment of young people from low-income backgrounds and demonstrate how gentrification shapes these circumstances.

About the authors

Molly Vollman Makris is Post-doctoral Research Associate at Rutgers University-Newark, USA.

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"Without identifying heroes or villains, Makris' case study of school choice, public housing, and gentrification in Hoboken illuminates a powerful truth: housing policy and school policy are intimately linked. It also exposes two fictions: that neoliberal educational reforms will improve the quality of education for the most vulnerable youth, and that race and class have no relationship to parents' perceptions of school choice options and subsequent decisions about schooling. Hoboken's experience reminds us of the opportunities and dangers of relying on market-inspired reforms for creating diverse neighborhoods and equitable schools even when communities desire them." - Roslyn Arlin Mickelson, Professor of Sociology, Public Policy, and Women and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

"Besides providing a detailed analysis of contacts between haves and have-nots, Makris clarifies why schools are such an important part of the process. The book has important implications for race, urban planning, education, and the role of young people in shaping both the texture and substance of the environment in which they live." William Helmreich, Professor of Sociology, The City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • A City Divided?

    Makris, Molly Vollman

    Pages 1-26

  • From the “Armpit of Hudson County” to the “Gold Coast”: Hoboken, New Jersey

    Makris, Molly Vollman

    Pages 27-50

  • Uneven Opportunities: Luis and Olivia

    Makris, Molly Vollman

    Pages 51-68

  • School Choice and Segregation in a Mile Squared

    Makris, Molly Vollman

    Pages 69-104

  • The “Golden Ticket”: Gentrification, Charter Schools, and a Parallel School System

    Makris, Molly Vollman

    Pages 105-145

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Housing and School Choice in a Gentrified City
Book Subtitle
Youth Experiences of Uneven Opportunity
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Urban Education
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41238-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137412386
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-42915-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49175-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 238
Topics