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Creating a Platform for Change

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes the early efforts of the CC9 in developing a proactive agenda for institutional reform in public schools. The shift to an independent community agenda for education was brought ... More


Growing Community Power

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter further explores the organizing approaches employed by CC9 in developing its groundbreaking lead teacher campaign, as well as the organizing choices and practices discussed in the ... More


Grassroots Democracy and Parent Organizing

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses policy, theory, and practice themes inspired by the work of the CC9, focusing on the lessons learned “scaling up” from local to district-wide campaigns. The CC9 platform ... More


Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Michael B. Fabricant

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Since the 1980s, strategies for improving public education in America have focused on either competition through voucher programs and charter schools or standardization as enacted into federal law ... More


Democracy, Community, and the Crisis of Public Education

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes how parents and community groups have been building organizing initiatives to empower parents and advance specific community proposals for change. It identifies instances of ... More


The Collaborative to Improve School District 9

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the origins of the CC9, which began as a small-time campaign to improve local schools in the South Bronx area in New York City. The organizers’ efforts would later snowball ... More


Attending to the Base and Consolidating Alliances

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter explores the efforts of the CC9 in building both internal capacity and external partnerships, as well as the practices that were implemented in order to expand parent involvement and ... More


Building Community to Change Community

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the practices that contributed to the accumulation of social capital for the CC9. More specifically, this chapter explores how these practices promoted the relationship between ... More


Launching the Lead Teacher Campaign

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the CC9’s efforts in establishing the lead teacher campaign. The campaign sought to install “lead teachers” into CC9 schools. These teachers were seasoned experts that would ... More


The Ongoing Work for Educational Justice

Michael B. Fabricant

in Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669608
eISBN:
9781452946979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the successful reforms implemented at District 9. The CC9 has since expanded past its initial stage in the South Bronx area, and alongside it are several other ... More


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