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Take steps to serve disadvantaged children, and other marginalized student groups with this practical, solution-oriented guide to equity-driven reform for school leaders. Includes case studies and reflective-discussion questions.


The names on the desks tell the story of the changing face of public education. In previous years, James sat next to Eddie. Now, Mohan and Malik sit in those desks. Furthermore, Susie and Mary are sitting next to Mariana and Zari. Our classrooms are continuing to change. The education community must both face and respond to this reality. The public education system in the United States serves the majority of all school-aged children—49.5 million of 55.3 million children—but the majority of those children are no longer white, middle-class, suburban and rural students (Aud et al., 2012). The following data illustrate this point:

  • Between 1990 and 2010, the percentage of white students in the nation's public schools decreased from 29 percent to 27.7 percent and ...
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