Kate Phillippo's A CONTEST WITHOUT WINNERS



 

Please join us for a reading and discussion with
Kate Phillippo
author of
A CONTEST WITHOUT WINNERS:
HOW STUDENTS EXPERIENCE COMPETITIVE SCHOOL CHOICE

About A CONTEST WITHOUT WINNERS

Seeing the consequences of competitive school choice policy through students’ eyes


Kate Phillippo follows a diverse group of Chicago students through the processes of researching, applying to, and enrolling in public high school, finding that the students are powerful policy actors who carry out and redefine competitive choice. Phillippo challenges meritocratic and market-driven notions of opportunity creation for young people and raises critical questions about the goals we have for public schooling.

"Finally, a smart, thorough, in-depth examination of the impact of high-stakes competitive high school admissions processes on the young people who engage it. A Contest without Winners holds a mirror up to the district, showing what the costs are for policy decisions to heavily invest in a few elite schools rather than ensuring that all students in the district have access to high-quality schooling."
—Amanda E. Lewis, coauthor of Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools

KATE PHILLIPPO is associate professor of cultural and educational policy studies at Loyola University Chicago’s School of Education. She is author of Advisory in Urban High Schools: A Study of Expanded Teacher Roles.

 
Event date: 
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Event address: 
Penn Book Center
130 S. 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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$25.00
ISBN: 9781517904340
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Published: Univ Of Minnesota Press - March 19th, 2019