Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
August 2008, Jossey-Bass
Preface to the Paperback Edition.
Part One: The Structure and Culture of Inequality in Schools.
Introduction: Unfinished Business: Closing the Achievement Gap at Berkeley High School (Pedro A. Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing).
1 Structuring Inequality at Berkeley High (Beth C. Rubin, Jean Yonemura Wing, Pedro A. Noguera, Emma Haydée Fuentes, Daniel D. Liou, Alicia P. Rodriguez, Lance T. McCready).
2 Integration Across Campus, Segregation Across Classrooms: A Close-up Look at Privilege (Jean Yonemura Wing).
3 The Discipline Gap and the Normalization of Failure (Anne Gregory, Kysa Nygreen, Dana Michiko Moran).
Part Two: Agency in the Fight for Equity.
4 Changing Teacher Practice and Student Outcomes (Pharmicia M. Mosely).
Teacher Voices: Dana Michiko Moran, LaShawn Routé Chatmon, Miriam Klein Stahl, Tamara Friedman, Leslie Anne Plettner, Susannah Bell, Magi Discoe, James Dopman
5 Creating Demand for Equity: Transforming the Role of Parents in Schools (LaShawn Routé Chatmon, Katrina Scott-George, Anne K. Okahara, Emma Haydée Fuentes, Jean Yonemura Wing, Pedro A. Noguera)
Parent Voices: Isabel M. Parra, Julina Bastidas-Bonilla, Michael D. Miller, Juana Villegas, Vikki C. Davis, Liz Fuentes, Valerie B. Yerger.
6 Songs of Experience: Student Reflections on Four Years at Berkeley High (Elena Silva)
Student Voices: Nabila Lee Lester, Joseph Christiano, Jimmy Thong Tran, Pranoumphone (Pam) Pradachith, Jamie E. McMaryion, Shabnam Piryaei, Niles Xi’an Lichtenstein.
Conclusion: Lessons Learned: The Limits and Possibilities of Using Research to Counter Racial Inequality (Pedro A. Noguera).
Epilogue: Finishing School (Jabari Mahiri).
Jean Yonemura Wing is affiliated with UC ACCORD (University of California All Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity) and is a researcher in the Oakland Unified School District.
Pedro Noguera, a professor at the Steinhardt School of NYU, is a respected expert on diversity and school achievement
Offers fresh insight on racial dynamics and academic achievement in schools
Provides strategies for reducing inequities in schools
Multiple perspectives represented -- parents, teachers, students, and the larger community
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