Racial Isolation, Poverty, and the Limits of Local Control in Oakland

  title={Racial Isolation, Poverty, and the Limits of Local Control in Oakland},
  author={Pedro Antonio Noguera},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  pages={2146 - 2170}
  • P. Noguera
  • Published 1 November 2004
  • Economics
  • Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
Historically, schools in the United States have been governed at the local level by elected school boards, and finances have been raised primarily through local property taxes. While local control theoretically allows for greater responsiveness to local concerns, it does not take into account the vast inequality among and between communities in the United States, nor does it take into account the ways in which poverty can limit the ability of parents in particularly to influence decision making… 

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