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Great School Wars A History of the New York City Public Schools

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ISBN-10: 0801864712

ISBN-13: 9780801864711

Edition: 2000

Authors: Diane Ravitch

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Named one of the Ten Best Books about New York City by the New York Times
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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 7/14/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.13" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Diane Ravitchis Research Professor of Education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. President Clinton appointed her to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees federal testing. She is the author or editor of over twenty books, includingThe Language PoliceandLeft Back, and her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. A native of Houston, Ravitch graduated from the Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn,…    

Introduction to the 2000 Edition
Preface
Acknowledgments
First School War: Public Schools or Catholic Schools?
Early New York: Social Conditions and Schools
The Society Expands
The Irish Arrive
The Catholics Challenge the System
The Bishop Takes Command
First Round in Albany
"No Flinching!"
Between the Wars: 1842-1888
The Ward School System Takes Root
The Tweed Ring in Charge
Inside the Classroom
Second School War: The Rise of the Expert
The Birth of a Reform Movement
"Save, Save the Minutes"
The Best Men to the Rescue
Professor Nicholas "Miraculous" Butler
Between the Wars: 1896-1913
New Education for the New Immigration
Problems of Centralization
Third School War: The Crusade for Efficiency
Disillusioned Progressives
The Solution to New York's Problems
Tammany and the Bureaucracy as Allies
"Mr. Mayor, Hands Off Our Public Schools!"
Between the Wars: 1920-1954
Dividends of the Depression
From Americanization to Integration
Fourth School War: Racism and Reaction
The Discovery of Segregation and Scandals
Boycotts and Demonstrations
The Allen Report
Enter Lindsay
Is 201: An End and a Beginning
Decentralization Emerges
The Making of a Power Struggle
The Bundy Report
Preparing for a Showdown
"We Will Have To Write Our Own Rules ..."
Confrontations and Strikes
Epilogue
The New Law
Aftermath
The Search for Community
Population and Pupils, 1800-1970
Notes
Bibliography
Index