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Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... More


Redefining State Responsibility in Education

in School, Society, & State: A New Education to Govern Modern America, 1890 – 1940

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226772097
eISBN:
9780226772127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226772127.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the National Education Association's Department of Superintendence meeting in 1918 to discuss “centralizing tendencies in educational administration,” Payson Smith, state superintendent of ... More


The Fight for Funding

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/9781501700804.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines how state support for education expanded greatly but not steadily over the course of the twentieth century. In fits and starts, legislatures increased subsidies to local school ... More


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 Past Found

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/9781501700804.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the interrelated changes in the United States' metropolitan landscape during the postwar era, which in turn explain the origins and evolution of ... More


Making the Grade: The Economic Evolution of American School Districts

William A. Fischel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226251301
eISBN:
9780226251318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226251318.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

A significant factor for many people deciding where to live is the quality of the local school district, with superior schools creating a price premium for housing. The result is a “race to the top,” ... More


With No Deliberate Speed: The Road from Brown to Alexander

Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams

in Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819536
eISBN:
9781496819581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819536.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details what transpired in Mississippi between the Brown v. Board of Education decision in 1954, the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, and the Alexander v. Holmes County Board of ... More


Hello Professor: A Black Principal and Professional Leadership in the Segregated South

Vanessa Siddle Walker and Ulysses Byas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832899
eISBN:
9781469605562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888759_walker
Subject:
History, African-American History

Like many black school principals, Ulysses Byas, who served the Gainesville, Georgia, school system in the 1950s and 1960s, was reverently addressed by community members as “Professor.” He kept ... More


The Canford Program

Ira W. Lit

in The Bus Kids: Children's Experiences with Voluntary Desegregation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300105797
eISBN:
9780300153279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300105797.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter presents the history and background of the Canford Program. It also discusses the legal case brought about by several individuals asking for increased integration in local schools and ... More


“With All Deliberate Speed”

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Supreme Court's “clarification” of its initial Brown decision created confusion when it instructed states to implement desegregation plans “with all deliberate speed.” The varying interpretations ... More


Jazz Education Arena

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0049
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1970s, Clark Terry, along with other musicians, was invited to local schools to teach about jazz. Clark realized that this was a great way to perpetuate jazz and began visiting more and more ... More


Sound in School: Linking the School and the Clinic

Laura Mauldin

in Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816697243
eISBN:
9781452954325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697243.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Outlines the strategic partnerships between hearing loss organizations, clinics, and local school programs, as well the technologies being used in the classroom that are tailored to children with CIs ... More


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