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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

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

Angelina E. Castagno

University of Minnesota Press

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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