The Enduring Legacy

Structured Inequality in America’s Public Schools
Mark Ryan


The book outlines the historical, political and pedagogical reality of growing segregation and racial isolation in America’s 21st century public schools. It explores the dialectic between the philosophies of inclusion and exclusion, examining an underlying contradiction: public education that continually postures to be ever more inclusive while simultaneously perpetuating an exclusive system through systematized discrimination to maintain inequality. The book concludes that undoing re-segregation is imperative to achieve social justice and a better education for all children.
Mark Ryan is Certified Core Adjunct at Sanford College of Education at the National University. He has a Doctorate in Higher and Adult Education from Arizona State University at Tempe and was awarded the President’s Distinguished Teaching Award at National University.

Product Details

  • 176 pages.
  • 34 b&w photos.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Ebook
  • 2020
  • Forthcoming
  • 978-0-472-12727-6

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  • Segregation; resegregation; layered hierarchies of exclusion; teacher education; integrated classroom; history of school segregation; politics of school segregation;  racial isolation; diversity; Supreme Court cases; Social Darwinism; civil rights; enduring legacy of segregation; racism; Southern Strategy; Richard Nixon; Lyndon Johnson;