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A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School

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Description for A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School Paperback. Num Pages: 296 pages. BIC Classification: JFSG; JHM; JKSN1; JNF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 20. Weight in Grams: 363.

Select students and teachers worked the room at a fundraising event for a New York City public high school Amy Brown calls College Preparatory Academy. It was their job to convince wealthy attendants that College Prep, with its largely minority and disadvantaged student body and its unusually high rate of graduation and college acceptance, was a worthy investment. To this end, students and teachers tried to seem needy and deserving, hoping to make supporters feel generous, important, and not threatened. How much, Brown asks, does competition for financing in urban public schools depend on marketing and perpetuating poverty in order ... Read more

A Good Investment? offers a firsthand look behind the scenes of the philanthropic approach to funding public education—a process in which social change in education policy and practice is aligned with social entrepreneurship. The appearance of success, equity, or justice in education, Brown argues, might actually serve to maintain stark inequalities and inhibit democracy. Her book shows that models of corporate or philanthropic charity in education can in fact reinforce the race and class hierarchies that they purport to alleviate.

As their voices reveal, the teachers and students on the receiving end of such a system can be critically conscious and ambivalent participants in a school’s racialized marketing and image management. Timely and provocative, this nuanced work exposes the unintended consequences of an education marketplace where charity masquerades as justice.


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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2015
Publisher
University of Minnesota Press United States
Number of pages
296
Condition
New
Number of Pages
296
Place of Publication
Minnesota, United States
ISBN
9780816691142
SKU
V9780816691142
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Ref
99-1

About Amy Brown
Amy Brown is an educational anthropologist and a faculty member in the Critical Writing Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Reviews for A Good Investment?: Philanthropy and the Marketing of Race in an Urban Public School
"A Good Investment? is a well-developed and well-executed ethnography. Amy Brown’s ability to tell a broad story about the privatization and marketization, as well as their enactment, of public schooling is exemplary."—Jill Koyama, University of Arizona "The book, which should interest readers in a wide variety of disciplines, is a good contribution to this ongoing, important debate related to urban ... Read more

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