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Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education: Causes of Inequality

Author: 
Martinez, Jose, Ph.D.; Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Credentials: 
Author of Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System

In Diversity, Funding, and Standardized Testing in American Education, noted education expert Jose Martinez’s examines current aspects of inequality in American education, examining the complex nexus of funding, diversity, and the increasingly contentious role of standardized testing. A readable narrative format assesses the extensive documentation, which demonstrates that inequality is becoming entrenched throughout the education system, in no small measure due to biases in standardized testing systems. Students from kindergarten through university face the arising challenges while their environments are becoming more diverse.

Funding levels in education are also posited as causes of inequality. This complements the view that standardized testing at all levels of education mirrors and exacerbates entrenched economic inequality. Education funding and standardized testing at all levels have thus become basic mechanisms that purposefully reproduce and maintain a two-tiered society. The solutions are not difficult to discern, as other societies can attest, but Martinez’s thought-provoking new book moves toward engaging them.

Market: 
American Studies, Education, Pedagogy, Primary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Colleges and Universities, Sociology, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Policy, Minority Studies, Identity Studies, Standardized Testing, Outcomes Assessment
Release Date: 
October 1, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680531909 Hardcover
Price: 
$149.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
194
Index: 
Yes
Bibliography: 
Yes
Illustrations: 
None
CIP: 
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Irish Research Series: 
No