chapter  3
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The Quest for Equity in School and Society

When and why did multicultural education get started in the United States? How much progress toward equity have we made in the United States since

the mid-1950s? What are some illusions of progress about equity in schools, and why do such

illusions persist? How do institutional and personal constraints influence teachers’ teaching? How can fantastic teachers work toward equity in their classrooms and

schools?