Author Archives: J. Celeste Lay

RHETORIC AND REALITY IN THE “ALL CHARTER” APPROACH TO SCHOOL REFORM IN NEW ORLEANS

Written for the Scholars Strategy Network, located here: http://www.scholarsstrategynetwork.org/sites/default/files/ssn_basic_facts_lay_on_why_new_orleans_is_not_a_good_model_for_education.pdf In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the devastated city of New Orleans entirely reinvented its system of public schools – by eliminating neighborhood schools and creating a city-wide system of competing, … Continue reading

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A Midwestern Mosaic

Drawn by low-skilled work and the safety and security of rural life, families from Latin America and Southeast Asia have migrated to the American heartland. In this pathbreaking book, J. Celeste Lay examines the effects of political socialization on native … Continue reading

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