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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Scribner, Campbell F., 1981-
Fight for local control.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2015038569
(OCoLC)927104136
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Campbell F Scribner
ISBN: 9781501704116 1501704117
OCLC Number: 951436940
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
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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In The Fight for Local Control, Campbell F. Scribner demonstrates how, in the decades after World War II, suburban communities appropriated legacies of rural education to assert their political  Read more...

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