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Educated in WhitenessGood Intentions and Diversity in Schools$
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Angelina E. Castagno

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816681631

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.001.0001

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Obscuring Whiteness with Liberalism

Obscuring Whiteness with Liberalism

Winners and Losers in Federal School Reform

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(p.137) Chapter Five Obscuring Whiteness with Liberalism
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Educated in Whiteness
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Angelina E. Castagno

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0006

Chapter Five examines current federal efforts to “turnaround the nation’s worst schools” through targeted School Improvement Grants. With a foundation in individualism and classical liberalism, this school-reform model results in the loss of students, teachers, and actual schools. The resulting neoliberal transformation exacerbates inequity and reifies whiteness.

Keywords:   Whiteness, Educational policy and practice, Schooling, Niceness, Equity, Race, Racism, Diversity, Multicultural education, Critical race theory

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