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The American Dream and the Power of Wealth

Choosing Schools and Inheriting Inequality in the Land of Opportunity

by Heather Beth Johnson

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Published by Routledge .
Written in English


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Number of Pages231
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Open LibraryOL7497591M
ISBN 100415952395
ISBN 109780415952392


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