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The great school wars : a history of the New York City public schools

Author: Diane Ravitch
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1988.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Ravitch
ISBN: 0465027040 9780465027040 0465027024 9780465027026
OCLC Number: 18320609
Description: xxxiv, 449 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: First school war: Public schools or Catholic schools? --
1. Early New York: Social conditions and schools --
2. The society expands --
3. The Irish arrive --
4. The Catholics challenge the system --
5. The bishop takes command --
6. First round in Albany --
7. "No flinching!" --
Between the wars: 1842-1888 --
8. The Ward school system takes root --
9. The tweed ring in charge --
10. Inside the classroom --
Second school war: The rise of the expert --
11. The birth of a reform movement --
12. "Save, save the minutes" --
13. The best men to the rescue --
14. Professor Nicholas "Miraculous" Butler --
Between the wars: 1896-1913 --
15. New education for the new immigration --
16. Problems of centralization --
Third school war: The crusade for efficiency --
17. Disillusioned progressives --
18. The solution to New York's problems --
19. Tammany and the bureaucracy as allies --
20. "Mr. Mayor, hands off our public schools!" --
Between the wars: 1920-1954 --
21. Dividends of the Depression --
22. From Americanization to integration --
Fourth school war: Racism and reaction --
23. The discovery of segregation and scandals --
24. Boycotts and demonstrations --
25. The Allen report --
26. Enter Lindsay --
27. IS 201: An end and a beginning --
28. Decentralization emerges --
29. The making of a power struggle --
30. The Bundy report --
31. Preparing for a showdown --
32. "We will have to write our own rules ..." --
33. Confrontations and strikes --
Epilogue --
34. The new law --
35. Aftermath --
36. The search for community --
Appendix: Population and pupils, 1800-1970.
Responsibility: Diane Ravitch ; with a new introduction by the author.

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