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Rise and Fall of an Urban School System Detroit, 1907-1981

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ISBN-10: 0472086499

ISBN-13: 9780472086498

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Jeffrey Mirel

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Detroit's public school system, lauded as a model for the nation in the 1920s and 1930s, has become one of the city's most conspicuous failures. Jeffrey Mirel draws on Detroit's experience to offer a new interpretation of urban educational decline in the twentieth century, suggesting specific answers to what ails America's public schools and how public education can be improved. Jeffrey Mirel has won two prestigious book awards for The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System. Stanford University and the American Educational Research Association awarded the book the 1994-95 "Outstanding Book Award" stating, "Mirel's documentation and interpretations serve as valuable and refreshing…    
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 9/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540

Jeffrey E. Mirel is David L. Angus Collegiate Professor of Education and Professor of History at the University of Michigan.

A Note on the Tables
"Beer and Pedagogy," 1907-19
One of the Finest School Systems in the World, 1919-29
School Politics Divided, 1929-40
The Expansion of Conflict, 1940-49
The Rise of the Liberal-Labor-Black Coalition, 1949-64
"There Is Enough Blame for Everyone to Share," 1964-81
Epilogue to the Second Edition
A Note on Sources
Longitudinal Data on the Detroit Public Schools