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A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago Since the 1960s

Elizabeth Todd-Breland
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Justice, Power, and Politics
ISBN
9781469646572, 1469646579, 9781469646589, 1469646587, 9781469646596
Summary
"In 2012, Chicago's school year began with the city's first teachers' strike in a quarter century and ended with the largest mass closure of public schools in U.S. history. On one side, a union leader and veteran black woman educator drew upon organizing strategies from black and Latinx communities to demand increased school resources. On the other side, the mayor, backed by the Obama administration, argued that only corporate-style education reform could set the struggling school system aright. The stark differences in positions resonated nationally, challenging the long-standing alliance between teachers' unions and the Democratic Party. Elizabeth Todd-Breland recovers the hidden history underlying this battle"--
Contents
  • The politics of black achievement
  • The rise and fall of the desegregation paradigm
  • Community control
  • Building independent black institutions
  • Teacher power: black teachers and the politics of representation
  • Power, resources, and representation
  • Chicago school reform: Harold Washington and a new era of decentralization
  • Corporate school reform: magnets, charters, and the neoliberal educational order.
Description
328 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-312) and index.
Technical Details
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