Amy Stuart Wells
Columbia University, Teachers College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Ph.D., Sociology of Education, 1991.
Boston University, College of Communications, M.S., Journalism, 1986.
Southern Methodist University, Dedman College, B.A., English, 1984.
Wells, A.S., Holme, J.J., Revilla, A.J., & Atanda, A.K. (2008). Both Sides Now: The Story
of School Desegregation's Graduates. University of California Press.
Holme, J. J. & Wells, A.S. (2008). "School Choice Beyond District Borders: Lessons for
the Reauthorization of NCLB from Interdistrict Desegregation and Open Enrollment Plans"
In Richard Kahlenberg (Ed.) Improving on No Child Left Behind. New York, NY: The Century
Wells, A.S., Duran, J., & White, T. (2008). Refusing to Leave Desegregation Behind: From
Graduates of Racially Diverse Schools to the Supreme Court. Teachers College Record.
Wells, A.S. (2008). "The Social Context of Charter Schools: The Changing Nature of
Poverty and What it Means for American Education." In Matthew G.Springer, Herbert
J.Walberg, Mark Berends, and Dale Ballou (Eds.) Handbook of Research on School Choice.
Philadelphia, PA: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Wells, A.S. & Frankenberg, E. (2007) "The Public Schools and the Challenge of the
Supreme Court's Integration Decision." Phi Delta Kappan 89 (3) (pp.178-188).
Wells, A.S. & Holme, J.J. (2006). "No Accountability for Diversity: Standardized Tests
and the Demise of Racially Mixed Schools." in the Resegregation of the American South.
Jack Boger and Gary Orfield (Eds.). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.
Wells, A.S., Holme, J.J., Revilla, A.J., & Atanda, A.K. (2005). "How Society Failed School
Desegregation Policy: Looking Past the Schools to Understand Them." Robert Floden, (Ed.)
Review of Research in Education. 28 Special Issue for the Brown Anniversary. pp. 47-100.
Documents & Papers
How Desegregation Changed Us: The Effects of Racially Mixed Schools on Students and Society"
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