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"It's school desegregation, stupid": arguments over education policies have played an important role in presidential elections since the 1960s

Grove, DeeAnn (2018) "It's school desegregation, stupid": arguments over education policies have played an important role in presidential elections since the 1960s. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (20 Aug 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In most 2016 election post-postmortems the role of education as a political issue has received relatively little attention. DeeAnn Grove argues that party positions towards school desegregation are actually key to understanding the white vote in the 2016 and past elections. She finds that since the 1960s, moderate white voters have had both a strong commitment to equal opportunities via education, while also ignorant of the extent of racial inequality in the US. Both the Republican and Democratic parties, she writes, have since crafted their political messaging on education in ways which make white voters feel good about racial politics either by supporting school choice or voucher-based policies.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/2018/08/20/its-sc...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: IGA: United States Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Research centres and groups > United States Centre
Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2019 12:00
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/91562

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