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Race, Economics, and the Politics of Educational Change: The Dynamics of School Consolidation in Shelby County, Tennessee

edited by John M. Amis and Paul M. Wright
Format
Book
Published
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2018]
Edition
First Edition
Language
English
ISBN
9781621903628, 1621903621
Summary
"This edited volume will examine the implications of the largest school consolidation in the history of the United States, the Memphis school system. In the wake of the 2010 mid-term elections, the Republican Party gained control of both houses of the Tennessee State Legislature and the governorship. In Memphis, the immediate aftermath was that leaders of the Shelby County Schools (SCS) school district began to work on legislation that would give the district special status that would make it permanently separated from the other school district in the city, Memphis City Schools (MCS). Long a goal of the predominately white, suburban SCS, this objective was thwarted when the MCS revoked its own charter, which, under Tennessee law, forced SCS to take over the running of MCS--in effect, consolidating all Memphis area schools. This work will examine the history of the Memphis school system, the economic factors that arise in consolidations, the socioeconomic inequalities borne of long-term racism that lie in the background of the system's recent history, and the political situation that promises to complicate the consolidation process"--
Contents
  • The antecedents and mechanisms of school district consolidation / John M. Amis and Paul M. Wright
  • Educating the "common man": developing public school systems in Memphis and Shelby County, 1820 to 1954 / Beverly Bond
  • Two attempts, one fate: the legislative basis of school district consolidation / Daniel Kiel
  • Memphis and durable inequality / Wanda Rushing
  • Race, politics, and consolidation efforts / Marcus D. Pohlmann
  • How the news media shaped the consolidation debate / David Arant and Jin Yang
  • Urban-suburban disparity and geographic stratification: a context for fiscal conflict / Charles A. Santo
  • Institutional logics, power, and school district consolidation / Rachida Aïssaoui and John M. Amis
  • Quality and equity in education / Paul M. Wright and Jenn M. Jacobs
  • The largest school district consolidation in US history: a cautionary tale / Paul M. Wright and John M. Amis.
Description
274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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