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The fight for local control : schools, suburbs, and American democracy

Author: Campbell F Scribner
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Series: American institutions and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 schools, conservatives defended local prerogative as a bulwark of democratic values. Yet their commitment to those values was shifting and selective. In The Fight for Local Control, Campbell F. Scribner demonstrates how, in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Campbell F Scribner
ISBN: 9781501700804 1501700804
OCLC Number: 927104136
Description: x, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The meaning of local control --
The long history of school district consolidation --
The exurban exchange --
The struggle for status --
The fight for funding --
Tax revolts --
The battle of ideas --
Redefining parents' rights.
Series Title: American institutions and society.
Responsibility: Campbell F. Scribner.

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Rural residents initially clashed with their new neighbors, but by the 1960s the group had rallied to resist government oversight. What began as residual opposition to school consolidation would transform into campaigns against race-based busing, unionized teachers, tax equalization, and secular curriculum. In case after case, suburban conservatives carved out new rights for local autonomy, stifling equal educational opportunity. Yet Scribner also provides insight into why many conservatives have since abandoned localism for policies that stress school choice and federal accountability. In the 1970s, as new battles arose over unions, textbooks, and taxes, districts on the rural-suburban fringe became the first to assert individual choice in the form of school vouchers, religious exemptions, and a marketplace model of education. 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