All Things Being Equal: Instigating Opportunity in an Inequitable Time by New Press (Hardback, 2007)
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- DescriptionWhen we talk about uninsured kids, dozens to a classroom, being taught by teachers with expertise in their field; about mass incarceration with rehabilitation; about real estate brokers or employment firms that continue to discriminate into the twenty-first century; about housing programs that reinforce segregation and fail to connect willing workers with the employers who need them, we are mainly talking about failures of opportunity.</p>Contrary to popular belief, opportunity in America is in crisis. Class mobility is at an all-time low, the wage gap is through the roof, and Horatio Algers are few and far between. This and other critical ideas about the state of opportunity are documented in <i>All Things Being Equal</i>, a smart new book from a smart new outfit whose mission is to increase opportunity for all Americans.</p>Half critique, half all-important road map for the future, <i>All Things Being Equal</i> includes eight original essays by top-tch thinkers pointing to areas in American life where opportunity is missing and showing us how to instigate it.</p>Featuring: <ul><li>Jared Bernstein, You <i>Can</i> Take It with You: Income and Wealth Across Generations <li>Linda Darling-Hammond, Educational Quality and Equality: What It Will Take to Leave No Child Behind <li>Marc Mauer, Reducing Incarceration to Expand Opportunity <li>Brian D. Smedley, Why Health-Care Equity Is Essential to Opportunity--and How to Get There <li>Philip Tegeler, Connecting Families to Opportunity: The Next Generation of Housing Mobility Policy <li>Edward E. Telles and Vilma Ortiz, Finding America: Creating Educational Opportunity for our Newest Citizens <li>Margery Austin Turner and Carla Herbig, Measuring the Extent and Forms of Discrimination in the Marketplace: Lessons from Paired-Testing Research </li></ul></p>
- Author BiographyBrian Smedley is Research Director of The Opportunity Agenda. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Alan Jenkins is Executive Director of The Opportunity Agenda. Founded in 2005, The Opportunity Agenda is a New York and Washington, D.C.-based communications, research, and advocacy organization dedicated to building the national will to expand opportunity in America. Jenkins lives in New York.
- PublisherNew Press
- Date of Publication30/11/2007
- SubjectPolitics: General & Reference
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew Press
- Content Noteblack & white tables, figures
- Weight426 g
- Width148 mm
- Height213 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Edited byBrian D Smedley,Jenkins
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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