“A Great School Benefits Us All”: Advantaged Parents and the Gentrification of an Urban Public School

  title={“A Great School Benefits Us All”: Advantaged Parents and the Gentrification of an Urban Public School},
  author={Alexandra Freidus},
  journal={Urban Education},
  pages={1121 - 1148}
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