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The Resource Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins

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Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools
Title
Class warfare
Title remainder
class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools
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Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins
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Language
eng
Summary
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<U+0127> �with their attendant rankings<U+0127> �are used to lock in or improve class standing for the next generation. It's a story of class warfare within a given class, the substrata of which<U+0127> �whether economically, racially, or socially determined<U+0127> �are fiercely negotiated through the college admissions process. In a historic moment marked by deep economic uncertainty, anxieties over socioeconomic standing are at their highest. Class, as this book shows, must be won, and the collateral damage of this aggressive pursuit may just be education itself, flattened into a mere victory banner.--
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Weis, Lois
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1972-
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  • Cipollone, Kristin
  • Jenkins, Heather
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  • Education, Secondary
  • Upper class
  • Universities and colleges
  • Social classes
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Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Class, race, and college admissions in a changing US context -- Schooling in privileged spaces -- Class practices and the college process in a suburban, public high school: creating distinction around the highly selective college-going self -- Micromanaging the college admissions process: leaving nothing to chance at Matthews Academy -- "Outsiders within": relative opportunities for low-income black students in elite private secondary schools -- Race and class matters -- Class, race, and postsecondary destinations in new global circumstances -- Epilogue: details and reflections on theory and methods
Control code
FIEb17545067
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780226134925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)859446751
Label
Class warfare : class, race, and college admissions in top-tier secondary schools, Lois Weis, Kristin Cipollone, and Heather Jenkins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-276) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Class, race, and college admissions in a changing US context -- Schooling in privileged spaces -- Class practices and the college process in a suburban, public high school: creating distinction around the highly selective college-going self -- Micromanaging the college admissions process: leaving nothing to chance at Matthews Academy -- "Outsiders within": relative opportunities for low-income black students in elite private secondary schools -- Race and class matters -- Class, race, and postsecondary destinations in new global circumstances -- Epilogue: details and reflections on theory and methods
Control code
FIEb17545067
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 292 pages
Isbn
9780226134925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)859446751

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