High Stakes Education
Inequality, Globalization, and Urban School Reform
Published December 16th 2003 by Routledge – 240 pages
Series: Critical Social Thought
Noted scholar Pauline Lipman explores the implications of education accountability reforms, particularly in urban schools, in the current political, economic, and cultural context of intensifying globalization and increasing social inequality and marginalization along lines of race and class.
"Anyone who really wants to understand urban school reform must read High Stakes Education. In it, Lipman deals with both the macro and micro socio-cultural issues of urban schools. She deftly weaves together the political and the personal to tell a story that should outrage every caring citizen." - Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Pauline Lipman is Associate Professor of Education Policy Studies and Research and Director of the Institute for Teacher Development and Research at DePaul University, Chicago.