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Other people's children : the battle for justice and equality in New Jersey's schools

Author: Deborah Yaffe
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rivergate Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1981, when Raymond Abbott was a twelve-year-old sixth-grader in Camden, New Jersey, poor city school districts like his spent 25 percent less per student than the state?s wealthy suburbs did. That year, Abbott became the lead plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit demanding that the state provide equal funding for rich and poor schools. Over the next twenty-five years, as the non-profit law firm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yaffe, Deborah, 1965-
Other people's children.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007006033
(OCoLC)83977486
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Yaffe
ISBN: 9780813543932 0813543932
OCLC Number: 232362487
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 370 pages)
Contents: Jersey city's tax war --
Celebrating the bicentennial --
The true believer --
Son of Robinson --
The families --
"The system is broken" --
The twenty-one/forty-one rule --
The children of Abbott --
A constitutional right to astroturf --
"We do not run school systems" --
The children grow up.
Responsibility: Deborah Yaffe.

Abstract:

In 1981, when Raymond Abbott was a twelve-year-old sixth-grader in Camden, New Jersey, poor city school districts like his spent 25 percent less per student than the state?s wealthy suburbs did. That year, Abbott became the lead plaintiff in a landmark class-action lawsuit demanding that the state provide equal funding for rich and poor schools. Over the next twenty-five years, as the non-profit law firm representing the plaintiffs won ruling after ruling from the New Jersey Supreme Court, Abbott dropped out of school, fought a cocaine addiction, and spent time in prison before turning his lif.

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