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Who stole public schools from the public? : voices from the Mount Vernon School District

Author: Claudia L Edwards
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : University Press of America, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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This book examines the self-governance of the Mount Vernon, New York, public and the failing relationship with the public school district to determine strategies for reform. It explores the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia L Edwards
ISBN: 9780761855255 0761855254
OCLC Number: 733232810
Description: xxxi, 205 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Public engagement with education in America: Themes of public engagement in historical perspective ; The elusiveness of education reform --
Mount Vernon, New York: then and now: The evolution of a Black-led city ; The Mount Vernon School District in 2007 --
Voices from the Mount Vernon school District: Respondents and stakeholders ; The public's commitment to public education ; A shared vision for public schools ; Public dissatisfaction with the District's performance on student achievement ; Major problems facing the District ; No trust in the process for decision making ; A public disconnected and disenfranchised ; Who owns public schools? ; Building public support for public schools --
Voices from focus groups: The community focus groups ; The youth focus group ; The teacher focus group --
From Disenfranchisement to ownership: Findings from the Mount Vernon School District ; Causes for disenfranchisement ; The role of Black churches ; A new beginning for building public support for public schools --
Epilogue: The unresolved issue of ownership.
Responsibility: Claudia L. Edwards.
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Edwards (College of New Rochelle) offers a useful examination of the current lack of faith in public schools. Her study of Mt. Vernon, NY, public schools should broaden readers' understanding of the Read more...

 
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