New York City Public Schools from Brownsville to Bloomberg: Community Control and Its Legacy

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When New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg centralized control of the citys schools in 2002, he terminated the citys 32-year experiment with decentralized school control dubbed by the mayor and the media as the Bad Old Days. Decentralization grew out of the community control movement of the 1960s, which was itself a response to the bad old days of central control of a school system that was increasingly segregated and unequal. In this probing historical account, Heather Lewis draws on new archival sources and oral histories ...

New York City Public Schools from Brownsville to Bloomberg: Community Control and Its Legacy 2013, Teachers College Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780807754511

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