Want to understand why America’s educational system is in its current dysfunctional state, read this book. It gives you a clear perspective and the background about the development and evolution of the current educational system in America. The book includes historical context and some real work solutions.  Written from an academic perspective it provides insight into how race and class have fostered inequity in the American educational system. The American education system was founded upon the premise of free education for everyone, but it has not effectively evolved to meet the needs of all students. The dynamics of the educational landscaped has changed and the educational systems has not taken advantage of these changes, but has stagnated.  
Every prospective and new teacher should be required to read this book as a foundation for university teaching programs. It will serve as the perfect resource for policy makers and parents alike. The book is written in layman’s terms with acad