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The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Campbell F. Scribner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Throughout the twentieth century, local control of school districts was one of the most contentious issues in American politics. As state and federal regulation attempted to standardize public ... More


A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226200545
eISBN:
9780226200712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

The book focuses on governance of K-12 public schools. Governance – the work of institutions that set the rules under which schools must operate – can protect children and prevent misuse of public ... More


An Education in Politics: The Origins and Evolution of No Child Left Behind

Jesse H. Rhodes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449710
eISBN:
9780801464195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449710.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the early 1990s, the federal role in education—exemplified by the controversial No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)—has expanded dramatically. Yet states and localities have retained a central role ... More


The Meaning of Local Control

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explains local control in the context of suburbanization, conservative politics, and school reform, and demonstrates how the confluence of these issues changed practices of municipal ... More


Redefining Parents’ Rights

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses how campaigns for local control of curriculum surged nationwide in the late 1970s. Conservatives often championed both the rights of school boards and those of individual ... More


The Exurban Exchange

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the impact of suburbanization on rural school districts and looks at the invocation of local control to oppose court-ordered busing for racial desegregation. The history of ... More


A Past Lost

Campbell F. Scribner

in The Fight for Local Control: Schools, Suburbs, and American Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501700804
eISBN:
9781501704116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700804.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This concluding chapter argues that the misfortune of rural schools speaks to the declining population and political influence of rural communities in general, but it also suggests new possibilities ... More


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