Dr Paul Street s an independent radical-democratic policy researcher, journalist, historian, and speaker based in Iowa City (IA) and Chicago (IL). He is the author of five books: "
“The Empire’s New Clothes: Barack Obama in the Real World of Power" (July 2010); “Empire and Inequality: America and the World Since 9/11” (Boulder, CO: Paradigm, 2004); “Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in the Post-Civil Rights Era” (New York: Routledge, 2005); "Racial Oppression in the Global Metropolis: a Living Black Chicago History" (New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2007); and “Barack Obama and the Future of American Politics” (October 2008) (see: http://www.paulstreet.org/ and http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:W5GzpjCfawsJ:zcommunications.org/zspace/paulstreet+%22paul+street%22&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=au ).
Book summary for Paul Street, “Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in post-civil rights America” : “What real progress have we made to meaningfully reform America’s schools?
Is the racial make-up of today’s schools, as Paul Street argues, in a state of de facto apartheid? · How do we begin to realize the equality that Brown v. Board of Education envisioned?
With an eye to the historical development of segregated education, Street examines the current state of school funding, disparities in teacher quality, student-teacher ratios, and more. Critical of “No Child Left Behind” and the school vouchers initiative, Street proposes no easy answers for creating equal educational opportunities for every American child. Instead, he offers both theoretical concepts and practical solutions for fulfilling the promise of integrated and equitable schools for all.” [1, 2].
. Book summary for Paul Street, “Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in post-civil rights America”: http://www.paulstreet.org/?page_id=55 .
. Amazon.com, Paul Street, “Segregated Schools: Educational Apartheid in post-civil rights America”, Routledge & Taylor & Francis, New York & London, 2005: http://www.amazon.com/Segregated-Schools-Educational-Apartheid-Post-Civil/dp/041595116X .