skip to content
Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order

Author: Jon Shelton
Publisher: Urbana Chicago Springfield University of Illinois Press 2017
Series: The working class in American history
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"This project explores the teacher strikes of the late 1960s and 1970s, arguing that the strikes reflect the tensions of a liberal vision that could no longer afford to sustain the promise of economic opportunity. The manner in which the state provides education to its citizens has been a major political battleground for much of American history given that education is a fundamental facet of everyday life as well as
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version
Shelton, Jon, 1978- author
Teacher strike!
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017000896
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Shelton
ISBN: 9780252040870 0252040872 9780252082368 0252082362 9780252099373 0252099370
OCLC Number: 1098201247
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index
Description: xii, 251 Seiten 24 cm
Series Title: The working class in American history
Responsibility: Jon Shelton

Abstract:

"This project explores the teacher strikes of the late 1960s and 1970s, arguing that the strikes reflect the tensions of a liberal vision that could no longer afford to sustain the promise of economic opportunity. The manner in which the state provides education to its citizens has been a major political battleground for much of American history given that education is a fundamental facet of everyday life as well as the single-most expensive expenditure of local governments. Teacher strikes, therefore, directly affect the public in ways that no other workers strike could. Using media sources such as television news, print reportage, editorials and letters to the editor, and school board meetings, Shelton puts close examinations of strikes in Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and St. Louis in dialogue with the national trajectory of neoliberal conservatism in this period, demonstrating how the strikes and the discourses they provoked contributed to the growing public perception that unions were at best irrelevant and at worst detrimental to American prosperity. He also examines the ways that foes of the labor movement increasingly tapped into cultural and economic anxieties of that tumultuous decade to undermine teacher unionism, in particular, and liberal and pro-union policies, more generally"

"A wave of teacher strikes in the 1960s and 1970s roiled urban communities. Jon Shelton illuminates how this tumultuous era helped shatter the liberal-labor coalition and opened the door to the neoliberal challenge at the heart of urban education today. Drawing on a wealth of research ranging from school board meetings to TV news reports, Shelton puts readers in the middle of fraught, intense strikes in Newark, St. Louis, and three other cities where these debates and shifting attitudes played out. He also demonstrates how the labor actions contributed to the growing public perception of unions as irrelevant or even detrimental to American prosperity. Foes of the labor movement, meanwhile, tapped into cultural and economic fears to undermine not just teacher unionism but the whole of liberalism"

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Teacher Strike! is a major contribution to the growing literature on teacher unionism." --Labor: Studies in Working-Class History "An important book both historiographically and in terms of its Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1098201247> # Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1098201247" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ilu> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/collective_bargaining_teachers> ; # Collective bargaining--Teachers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/teachers_unions_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Teachers' unions--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/labor_movement> ; # Labor movement
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Event/1900_1999> ; # 1900-1999
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/schule> ; # Schule
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/strikes_and_lockouts_teachers_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Strikes and lockouts--Teachers--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/labor_movement_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Labor movement--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/strikes_and_lockouts_teachers> ; # Strikes and lockouts--Teachers
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/collective_bargaining_teachers_united_states> ; # Collective bargaining--Teachers--United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/politics_and_government> ; # Politics and government
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/lehrergewerkschaft> ; # Lehrergewerkschaft
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/331.892813711/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/streik> ; # Streik
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Place/usa> ; # USA
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/lehrer> ; # Lehrer
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/public_schools> ; # Public schools
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/public_schools_united_states_history_20th_century> ; # Public schools--United States--History--20th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Place/united_states> ; # United States
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/teachers_unions> ; # Teachers' unions
    schema:author <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Person/shelton_jon_1978> ; # Jon Shelton
    schema:bookEdition "Second edition" ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:datePublished "2017" ;
    schema:description ""A wave of teacher strikes in the 1960s and 1970s roiled urban communities. Jon Shelton illuminates how this tumultuous era helped shatter the liberal-labor coalition and opened the door to the neoliberal challenge at the heart of urban education today. Drawing on a wealth of research ranging from school board meetings to TV news reports, Shelton puts readers in the middle of fraught, intense strikes in Newark, St. Louis, and three other cities where these debates and shifting attitudes played out. He also demonstrates how the labor actions contributed to the growing public perception of unions as irrelevant or even detrimental to American prosperity. Foes of the labor movement, meanwhile, tapped into cultural and economic fears to undermine not just teacher unionism but the whole of liberalism"" ;
    schema:description ""This project explores the teacher strikes of the late 1960s and 1970s, arguing that the strikes reflect the tensions of a liberal vision that could no longer afford to sustain the promise of economic opportunity. The manner in which the state provides education to its citizens has been a major political battleground for much of American history given that education is a fundamental facet of everyday life as well as the single-most expensive expenditure of local governments. Teacher strikes, therefore, directly affect the public in ways that no other workers strike could. Using media sources such as television news, print reportage, editorials and letters to the editor, and school board meetings, Shelton puts close examinations of strikes in Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and St. Louis in dialogue with the national trajectory of neoliberal conservatism in this period, demonstrating how the strikes and the discourses they provoked contributed to the growing public perception that unions were at best irrelevant and at worst detrimental to American prosperity. He also examines the ways that foes of the labor movement increasingly tapped into cultural and economic anxieties of that tumultuous decade to undermine teacher unionism, in particular, and liberal and pro-union policies, more generally"" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/4026758586> ;
    schema:genre "History" ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Series/the_working_class_in_american_history> ; # The working class in American history
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#CreativeWork/teacher_strike> ;
    schema:name "Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order" ;
    schema:productID "1098201247" ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252082368> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252099373> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252040870> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1098201247> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Person/shelton_jon_1978> # Jon Shelton
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1978" ;
    schema:familyName "Shelton" ;
    schema:givenName "Jon" ;
    schema:name "Jon Shelton" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Series/the_working_class_in_american_history> # The working class in American history
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
    schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1098201247> ; # Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order
    schema:name "The working class in American history" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/collective_bargaining_teachers> # Collective bargaining--Teachers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Collective bargaining--Teachers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/collective_bargaining_teachers_united_states> # Collective bargaining--Teachers--United States
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Collective bargaining--Teachers--United States" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/labor_movement_united_states_history_20th_century> # Labor movement--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Labor movement--United States--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/lehrergewerkschaft> # Lehrergewerkschaft
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Lehrergewerkschaft" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/politics_and_government> # Politics and government
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Politics and government" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/public_schools_united_states_history_20th_century> # Public schools--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Public schools--United States--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/strikes_and_lockouts_teachers> # Strikes and lockouts--Teachers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Strikes and lockouts--Teachers" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/strikes_and_lockouts_teachers_united_states_history_20th_century> # Strikes and lockouts--Teachers--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Strikes and lockouts--Teachers--United States--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/teachers_unions> # Teachers' unions
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Teachers' unions" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#Topic/teachers_unions_united_states_history_20th_century> # Teachers' unions--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Teachers' unions--United States--History--20th century" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/data/4026758586#CreativeWork/teacher_strike>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Teacher strike!" ;
    schema:description "Online version" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1098201247> ; # Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252040870>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0252040872" ;
    schema:isbn "9780252040870" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252082368>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0252082362" ;
    schema:isbn "9780252082368" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780252099373>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:description "electronic" ;
    schema:isbn "0252099370" ;
    schema:isbn "9780252099373" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1098201247>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1098201247> ; # Teacher strike! public education and the making of a new American political order
    schema:dateModified "2019-09-22" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.