Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2002)

Introduction from Dr. Diana Slaughter-Defoe, Guest Editor
Dr. Diana Slaughter-Defoe

Feature Articles

Waiting for a Miracle: Why Schools Can't Solve Our Problems and How We Can
James P. Comer, M.D., M.P.H.

Race and School Desegregation: Contemporary Legal and Educational Issues
Edgar G. Epps, Ph.D.

Teaching Young Children Well: Implications for 21st Century Educational Policies
Barbara Bowman, Ph.D.

Urban educational challenges: Is reform the answer?
Susan Fuhrman, Ph.D.

Notes from the Field

Neighborhood narratives:
Learning about lives through conversations, writing, and photographs
Angela M. Wiseman

Compiling a racial justice report card
Paul Socolar and Raymond Gunn
Reprinted with the permission of the Philadelphia Public School Notebook


What does "acting White" really mean?
Racial identity formation and academic achievement among Black youth
Vinay Harpalani


Turning up the volume on student voices
Shirley P. Brown

Listening to urban kids: School reform and the teachers they want. Bruce L. Wilson and H. Dickson Corbett. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001. 144 pp.

In our own words: Students' perspectives on school. Jeffrey J. Shultz and Alison Cook-Sather (Editors). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2001. 224 pp.

Betsy Wice

Starting Strong: A Different Look at Children, Schools, and Standards Patricia F. Carini. New York: Teachers College Press, 2001. 219 pp.