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Author Cronin, Joseph M.

Title Reforming Boston schools, 1930 to the present : overcoming corruption and racial segregation / Joseph Marr Cronin
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 285 pages)
Series Palgrave studies in urban education
Palgrave studies in urban education.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Leave, Speak Up, or Stay -- Boston Schools: The Height of Loyalty and Ethnic Exits (1920-40) -- Boston Teachers Express Their Voices (1920-65) -- School Reform Postponed (1940-62) -- Black Voices for Equal Education, and the White Response (1960-74) -- The Court Orders Reforms (1974-89) -- Universities Speak Up -- The Organized Teacher Voice (1965-2000) -- Business Calls for Educational Improvements -- Future Choices, Disparate Voices
Summary "Boston's schools in 2006 won the Eli Broad Prize for the Most Improved Urban School System in America. But from the 1930s into the 1970s the city schools succumbed to scandals including the sale of jobs and racial segregation. This book describes the black voices before and after court decisions and the struggles of Boston teachers before and after collective bargaining. The contributions of universities, corporations and political leaders to restore academic achievement are evaluated by one who observed Boston schools for forty years"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Revised edition of: Reforming Boston schools, 1930-2006. 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Education -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Discrimination in education -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Education, Urban -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Educational change -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Educational equalization -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
School integration -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Schools -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Cronin, Joseph M. Reforming Boston schools, 1930-2006
LC no. 2011017643
ISBN 0230111459
0230339379 (electronic bk.)
0230340970 (electronic bk.)
9780230339378 (electronic bk.)
9780230340978 (electronic bk.)