Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter's School

Learning in Public: Lessons for a Racially Divided America from My Daughter's School

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From the time Courtney E. Martin strapped her daughter, Maya, to her chest for long walks, she was curious about Emerson Elementary, a public school down the street from her Oakland home. She learned that White families in their gentrifying neighborhood largely avoided the majority-Black, poorly-rated school. As she began asking why, a journey of a thousand moral miles began.

Learning in Public is the story, not just Courtney's journey, but a whole country's. Many of us are newly awakened to the continuing racial injustice all around us, but unsure of how to go beyond hashtags and yard signs to be a part of transforming the country. Courtney discovers that her public school, the foundation of our fragile democracy, is a powerful place to dig deeper.

Courtney E. Martin examines her own fears, assumptions, and conversations with other moms and dads as they navigate school choice. A vivid portrait of integration's virtues and complexities, and yes, the palpable joy of trying to live differently in a country re-making itself. Learning in Public might also set your family's life on a different course forever.
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ISBN: 9780316428279

Published Date: August 16, 2022

Publisher: Back Bay Books

Language: English

Page Count: 382

Size: 8.24" l x 5.48" w x 1.12" h