Our Next Book Club Session is Live!

By Courtney | May 3, 2017

Join us for the last-before-summer-break Book Club meeting!

This session’s topic: Integrating with Equity 

–or— Thoughtful Opting In –or—How Not to Gentrify a School.

Meeting times:  Sunday May 21st 6pmPT/9pmET & Tuesday May 23 9amPT/noonET


  • Sign up by clicking Register Here button below, Select a meeting time.
  • Get the book and/or articles.
  • Read the book and/or articles.
  • At your chosen time, log in through your computer or phone (it’s easy and free), and join the conversation with parents from across the country!
  • Help us spread the word to your friends, on social media, etc.!


Maybe the title(s) of this session say enough?  This session will cover critical issues around equity and supporting *all* students when sending your kid to an integrated/ing school.  Hoping that this discussion will be of interest to those of you whose children will be starting in an integrated/ing school this autumn as well as those of us whose kids are already enrolled.  (And! One of our big Integrated Schools projects this summer will be to build a toolkit for parents on this issue; looking forward to the conversations that will help get this started!)

For this session we will be reading the following book and/or articles (some of us prefer not to purchase books and/or have trouble with local libraries these titles…  Feel free to read the articles instead [all free, all online])

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Posey-Maddox, Linn (2014) When Middle Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education. University of Chicago Press.


Freidus, Alexandra (2016) “A Great School Benefits Us All”: Advantaged Parents and the Gentrification of an Urban Public School, Urban Education 1-28.  (emailed upon registration)

Posey, Linn (2012) Middle- and Upper-Middle-Class Parent Action for Urban Public Schools: Promise or Paradox?  (emailed upon registration)

Cucchiara, Maia Bloomfield & Erin McNamara Horvat (2009) Perils and Promises: Middle-Class Parental Involvement in Urban Schools, American Educational Research Journal; Dec 2009; 46, 4; ABI/INFORM Global pg. 974

Jean, Daniel (2016) Public School Integration is now Public School Gentrification, YoPhilly.


To see what we discussed for Session One, click HERE.  Session Two info is HERE

If you’re interested in starting an Integrated Schools Book Club in your community, email us and we can help (reading selections, facilitation questions, etc)

As always, please email with any questions or comments – we’d love to hear from you!

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