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This Is Our School!: Race and Community Resistance to School Reform

Hava Rachel Gordon


This Is Our School! provides a compelling ethnographic account of the ways various local educational justice movements wrestle with neoliberal education reform in one national hot spot for educational experimentation: Denver, Colorado. From the walkouts protesting the closure of neighborhood schools in low-income Black communities, to the resistance of White middle-class gentrifiers to school choice, to the carefully constructed campaigns of Latinx and immigrant-based community nonprofits, this book investigates the successes and setbacks of these various movements as they attempt to change th ... More

Keywords: school reform, social movements, neoliberalism, coalitions, race, urban education, Denver, privilege

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781479848317
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479848317.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Hava Rachel Gordon, author
University of Denver