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The Rise of Nonsectarianism

Steven K. Green

in The Second Disestablishment: Church and State in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195399677
eISBN:
9780199777150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399677.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter is the first of two to discuss the legal issues surrounding the rise and development of nonsectarian public schooling in America. The controversy, called the “school question,” had two ... More


“The Thrill of This State-Building Work”

Joan Malczewski

in Building a New Educational State: Foundations, Schools, and the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226394626
eISBN:
9780226394763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394763.003.0002
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter One explores the emergence of three 20th Century foundations that promoted southern education reform, the General Education Board, the Rosenwald Fund, and the Negro Rural School Fund (Jeanes ... More


Disestablishment from Blaine to Everson: Federalism, School Wars, and the Emerging Modern State

Thomas C. Berg

in No Establishment of Religion: America’s Original Contribution to Religious Liberty

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860371
eISBN:
9780199950164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860371.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Everson v. Board of Education decision raised two important issues: the historical meaning of the establishment clause and the “incorporation” of the Establishment Clause through the Due Process ... More


Faith-based schools: institutionalising parallel lives?

John Flint

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines whether faith-based schools contribute to ‘parallel lives’. It begins by describing the provision of state-funded faith-based schooling in the UK and how faith-based schools ... More


Allocation and Control of Public Funds

Paul T. Hill and Ashley E. Jochim

in A Democratic Constitution for Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226200545
eISBN:
9780226200712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226200712.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter describes a school funding system that, consistent with the principles of constitutional governance, funds schools and students equitably, gives schools a defined amount for every ... More


School Finance

Harry Brighouse, Helen F. Ladd, Susanna Loeb, and Adam Swift

in Educational Goods: Values, Evidence, and Decision-Making

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226514031
eISBN:
9780226514208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226514208.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter illustrates the decision-making process by looking at three key decisions concerning financing: Should the central policy makers provide more funds to certain local governments than to ... More


Professionalizing the MPTO: Race, Class, and Shifting Norms for “Active” Parents

Linn Posey-Maddox

in When Middle-Class Parents Choose Urban Schools: Class, Race, and the Challenge of Equity in Public Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226120188
eISBN:
9780226120355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226120355.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Little is known about how parental fundraising and volunteerism shape family-school relations and, specifically, norms and practices related to parent engagement within particular school contexts. ... More


The Destruction of Public Schooling

Gordon Lafer

in The One Percent Solution: How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703065
eISBN:
9781501708183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703065.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how a combination of interests—partisan politics, antiunionism, the drive to eliminate social entitlements, and unprecedented financial interests in privatization—come together ... More


Walking Slowly but Surely: The Readjusters and the Quality School Campaigns in Richmond

Hilary Green

in Educational Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270118
eISBN:
9780823270156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270118.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses black Richmonders’ continued struggle for quality public schools. Capitalizing on the emergence of the Readjuster Party, black Richmonders made significant progress in their ... More


Reading Thurgood Marshall as a Liberal Democratic Theorist: Race, School Finance, and the Courts

Anna Marie Smith

in Education, Justice, and Democracy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

This chapter examines several court decisions pertaining to distributive justice and the school system in order to present a fuller portrait of the “Milliken” and “Marshallian” theories of democracy. ... More


Unleashing the Power of School Choice Through Accountability

Emily Van Dunk and Anneliese M. Dickman

in School Choice and the Question of Accountability: The Milwaukee Experience

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099423
eISBN:
9780300127973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099423.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter discusses the need for strict performance accountability to allow choice to succeed in improving education. By analysing Wisconsin's educational funding mechanism, it attempts to ... More


A plot to Islamicise schools?

John Holmwood and Therese O’Toole

in Countering Extremism in British Schools?: The Truth about the Birmingham Trojan Horse Affair

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447344131
eISBN:
9781447344179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447344131.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview on the events in Birmingham that came to the public attention in March 2014 involving an alleged plot by conservative and hardline Sunnis to Islamicise ... More


African American Educational Activism under the Shadow of Slavery

in Schooling Citizens: The Struggle for African American Education in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226542492
eISBN:
9780226542515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226542515.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In Baltimore, black parents, teachers, and activists succeeded in schooling black children beneath the shadow of slavery by carefully exploiting African Americans' socioeconomic position in the city. ... More


The Transformation of South Africa’s System of Basic Education

Luis Crouch and Ursula Hoadley

in The Politics and Governance of Basic Education: A Tale of Two South African Provinces

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198824053
eISBN:
9780191862748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824053.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

As background to the rest of the book, the chapter describes and analyses the main structural transformations that took place in post-apartheid education in South Africa. The chapter provides ... More


Urban Decline

Kathryn M. Neckerman

in Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226569604
eISBN:
9780226569628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226569628.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter considers the simplest explanation for the troubles of inner-city schooling: less money and more needy students. Based on well-known economic and demographic changes during the period ... More


How to Improve Education

Andrew Altman

in Debating Education: Is There a Role for Markets?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780199300945
eISBN:
9780190064150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199300945.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines and proposes alternative measures aimed at making schooling more efficient and improving schooling for less advantaged and lower achieving students. Out of school measures would ... More


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