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    Towards Equality of Educational Opportunity?

    Samuel Bowles
    In this article, the author argues that a number of changes are necessary if equality of educational opportunity is to be achieved: the allocation of unequal amounts of resources for educating Negro as compared to white children and poor as compared to rich children, the rejection of the notion that the educational system alone can and should bear the responsibility for achieving equal opportunity, and a major redistribution of political power within our society.

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    Spring 1968 Issue

    Abstracts

    Preface
    Harold Howe II
    The Concept of Equality of Educational Opportunity
    James Coleman
    Sources of Resistance to the Coleman Report
    Daniel P. Moynihan
    Research Issues
    School Factors and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Henry S. Dyer
    Academic Motivation and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Irwin Katz
    Race and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Thomas F. Pettigrew
    Social Class and Equal Educational Opportunity
    Alan B. Wilson
    Policy Issues
    Towards Equality of Educational Opportunity?
    Samuel Bowles
    Alternative Public School Systems
    Kenneth B. Clark
    Policy for the Public Schools
    Compensation and Integration
    David K. Cohen
    Discussion
    Implementing Equal Educational Opportunity
    Report Analysis
    Theodore R. Sizer
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