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Class Warfare - Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools (Paperback) Loot Price: R796
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Class Warfare - Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools (Paperback): Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone,...

Class Warfare - Class, Race, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools (Paperback)

Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, Heather Jenkins

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Stories abound about the lengths to which middle- and upper-middle-class parents will go to ensure a spot for their child at a prestigious university. From the Suzuki method to calculus-based physics, from AP tests all the way back to early-learning Kumon courses, students are increasingly pushed to excel, with that Harvard or Yale acceptance letter held tantalizingly in front of them. And nowhere is this drive more apparent than in our elite secondary schools. In Class Warfare, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins go inside the ivy-yearning halls of three such schools to offer a day-to-day, week-by-week look at this remarkable drive toward college admissions and one of its most salient purposes: to determine class. Drawing on deep and sustained contact with students, parents, teachers, and administrators at three iconic secondary schools in the United States, the authors unveil a formidable process of class positioning at the heart of the college admissions process. They detail the ways students and parents exploit every opportunity and employ every bit of cultural, social, and economic capital they can in order to gain admission into a "Most Competitive" or "Highly Competitive Plus" university. Moreover, they show how admissions into these schools - with their attendant rankings - are used to lock in or improve class standing for the next generation.

General

Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2014
First published: April 2014
Authors: Lois Weis • Kristin Cipollone • Heather Jenkins
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 292
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-13492-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > Social sciences > Education > Higher & further education > Students / student organizations
Books > Social sciences > Education > Schools > Secondary schools > General
LSN: 0-226-13492-X
Barcode: 9780226134925

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