Reforming Boston Schools, 1930-2006 Overcoming Corruption and Racial Segregation

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Boston's schools in 2006 won the Eli Broad Prize for the Most Improved Urban School System in America. But from the 1930s into the 1970s the city schools succumbed to scandals including the sale of jobs and racial segregation. This book describes the black voices before and after court decisions and the struggles of Boston teachers before and after collective bargaining. The contributions of universities, corporations and political leaders to restore academic achievement are evaluated by one who observed Boston schools for forty years.

Author Biography

Joseph Marr Cronin has been a professor and dean at Harvard and Lesley Universities and President of Bentley College. He was the first Massachusetts Secretary of Education. Recently he has taught at Boston University and been Senior Fellow at the New England Board of Higher Education, the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and Eduventures. He wrote The Control of Urban Schools and Organizing an Urban School System for Diversity.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Series Editors' Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Leave, Speak Up, or Stayp. 1
Boston Schools: The Height of Loyalty and Ethnic Exits (1920-40)p. 5
Boston Teachers Express Their Voices (1920-65)p. 29
School Reform Postponed (1940-62)p. 47
Black Voices for Equal Education, and the White Response (1960-74)p. 63
The Court Orders Reforms (1974-89)p. 95
Universities Speak Upp. 129
The Organized Teacher Voice (1965-2000)p. 151
Business Calls for Educational Improvementsp. 183
Future Choices, Disparate Voicesp. 207
Notesp. 233
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 263
About the Authorp. 271
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