Inequality in American Education: The Entrenchment of a Two-Tiered System


Martinez, Jose, Ph.D.


Professor of Sociology (ret.), University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Recent and ongoing issues at all levels of American education are at the forefront of public discussion and political debate. Explored by seasoned sociologist and education researcher Jose Martinez, the issues involved include segregation, tracking, discipline, charter schools, various types of higher education, online education, and faculty matters, among others.

This insightful and timely book presents trenchant analyses of the problems arising from these issues and offers some solutions. Included are coherent theoretical considerations as they pertain to education. Extensive empirical explorations illuminate the issues as well. A narrative format is used for readability without tables and charts to facilitate the flow of the material.

This study is comprehensive in scope and engages with many facets of inequality, all of which command great interest and concern at all levels of American society. This analysis of inequality in education is clearly significant to everyone concerned, and will remain so for the foreseeable future.

Unlike more limited studies, Martinez focuses not merely on one aspect of education, but uniquely embraces the totality of education regarding the two-tiered entrenchment of inequality in various areas across all levels of the educational experience in America today.

American Studies, Education, Primary Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Education, Higher Education, Sociology, Economics, Race & Ethnicity, Social Policy, Minority Studies, Identity Studies
Release Date: 
January 15, 2019
Hardcover: 978-1680534832
Trim Size: 
6 x 9

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