The 3E contains 11 new readings and several reading from the 2E that have been re-edited for clarity.
The editors have expanded the scope of the book to include more coverage of Pre-K Education and Higher Education.
Readings on gender now include selections that focus on masculinities as well as femininities.
Updated readings on Tracking to reflect new research on changes in course-taking, including the move exponentail growth in AP classes.
The 3E reflects the increasing diversity of students in American schools beyond the differences between black and white students, with new readings on the experiences of Latino and Asian American students.