chapter  5
Low-income Latina Parents, School Choice, and Pierre Bourdieu
WithPierre Bourdieu MADELINE PÉREZ
Pages 14

On a cold evening in December 2006, hundreds of New York City parents gathered at the offices of Governor-elect Elliot Spitzer to deliver written pleas by public school students for better middle schools and a more equitable high school admissions process. Although the protest had an air of holiday cheer, the families of the students were chanting-not cheering.