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Contents Acknowledgements 1. Introduction School Choice Today My Examinations of African American School Choice Why Study These Examples My Method Reflections on My Role Choice and American Hope 2. Schooling and Hope: The Integration Debate Purposes of American Schooling Integration and Nationalism in African American Schooling Integration, Nationalism, and Hope Complicating the Integrationalism-Nationalism Distinction School Choice and the Politics of Integration 3. Community Control and Post-Brown Politics of Race and Nation Community Control Context The Short-Lived "Experiment" The Dominant View of Community Control Debating the Goal of Desegregation American Participation and Interracial Partnership School Choice and the Post-Brown Moment 4. Independent Schooling as Civil Rights Alternative From Public to Private Control Independent School Context The CIBI Model Schooling for Self Determination and Survival Independent Schools and Public Education Historical Roots of Modern Choice Politics 5. Vouchers, Race, and the American Welfare State The Current State of Voucher Reforms Vouchers and a Local State Vouchers and a Minimal State Vouchers and a Progressive State Vouchers and a Divided State Vouchers and the State of Black Politics School Choice and Debates about the State 6. The Founding of the West Oakland Community School Politics of Schooling and Race in the 1990s Politics of Schooling and Race in Oakland The West Oakland Context The WOCS Founding Group "Race versus Place" Race and Quality Schooling, Broadly Defined 7. Politics, Successes, and Challenges of the West Oakland Community School City and School Politics in Oakland WOCS's Success WOCS's Challenges The Closing of WOCS Charter and the Politics of Urban Schooling 8. The West Oakland Community School, Charter Schooling, and Post-Civil Rights Politics Partnership and Participation in American Reform Debating Desegregation, Again Charter Schools and the Public Sphere New Terrain, Same Debates 9. School Choice and Hope African American School Choice Since Brown The Limits of Choice The Potential of Choice "America Will Be . . ." Notes References Index About the Author
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
School choice -- Political aspects -- United States.
African Americans -- Education.
West Oakland Community School.