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Paperback The American Dream and the Power of Wealth: Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity Book

ISBN: 0415952395

ISBN13: 9780415952392

The American Dream and the Power of Wealth: Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity

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In contemporary America, the racial wealth gap is growing, with families transmitting race and class inequalities from generation to generation. Yet Americans continue to hold deep-rooted beliefs in the principles of individualism, equal opportunity, and meritocracy. Education, the "Great Equalizer," is supposed to level the playing field, ensuring that every child--regardless of family of origin--gets an equal chance at success. Drawing on in-depth...

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