Use Ain’t No Makin’ It by Jay Macleod as your primary source of information.
Full Topic: Analyze themes of poverty and race discrimination discussed in the book and use the education policy of expansion of charter schools that will impact the Hallway Hangers and the Brothers. Clearly define your theme and policy, and use concepts and examples in Ain’t No Makin’ It to prove your thesis. What are the implications of your thesis? What complication or conflicts arise taking your thesis into consideration?Clearly state your points, support each of them with logical and pertinent evidence, and integrate course themes and materials into your paper.
The purpose of the paper is to discuss the experience of the guys in Ain’t No Makin’ It using the policy as a framework, or lens.What is the intent of the policy?
What is the actual impact of the policy?
Does the impact match the intent?
Are there any unintended consequences? (E.g. does the policy end up reproducing inequality when it intends to equalize opportunity?)
Does the policy have the same effect on everyone? If not, how does its effect differ.
Your argument should be defended using the data from Ain’t No Makin’ It
*Suggested Paper Outline
Thesis: state the effects the policy has or would have on the Brothers and Hangers; if relevant, relate this effect to social reproduction
Summarize your 3-4 main points
Policy description and history
Include clear description of the intent of the policy and context in which it was developed
This section should be brief!
One or two paragraphs devoted to each main point
Don’t forget to use topic sentences for each paragraph
Summarize your paper
State your overall evaluation
If you want, add in areas for further research, or other data you know about that either confirm or confound your findings from Ain’t No Makin’ It