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Latina/o/x Education in Chicago: Roots, Resistance, and Transformation
edited by Isaura Pulido, Angelica Rivera and Ann M. Aviles
contributions by Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Isaura Pulido, Angelica Rivera, Arlene Torres, Mirelsie Velázquez, Leticia Villarreal Sosa, Jaime Alanís, Ann M Avilés, Gabriel Alejandro Cortez, Erica R Dávila, Lilia Fernández and Nilda Flores-González
University of Illinois Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-0-252-05350-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-04450-2 | Paper: 978-0-252-08657-1
Library of Congress Classification LC2675.C55L37 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 371.82968077311

In this collection, local experts use personal narratives and empirical data to explore the history of Mexican American and Puerto Rican education in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system. The essays focus on three themes: the historical context of segregated and inferior schooling for Latina/o/x students; the changing purposes and meanings of education for Latina/o/x students from the 1950s through today; and Latina/o/x resistance to educational reforms grounded in neoliberalism. Contributors look at stories of student strength and resistance, the oppressive systems forced on Mexican American women, the criminalization of Puerto Ricans fighting for liberatory education, and other topics of educational significance. As they show, many harmful past practices remain the norm--or have become worse. Yet Latina/o/x communities and students persistently engage in transformative practices shaping new approaches to education that promise to reverberate not only in the city but nationwide.

Insightful and enlightening, Latina/o/x Education in Chicago brings to light the ongoing struggle for educational equity in the Chicago Public Schools.

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