The Chicago Schools: A Social and Political History

Front Cover
Sage Publications, 1971 - Education - 464 pages
1 Review

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is the single best book about the history of Chicago's public schools, and this history needs to be updated now that a new generation of activists -- in the fine tradition of Mary Herrick -- has entered the stage of public schools history with the Chicago Teachers Strike of 2012. Every person who wants some of the background to the epic struggles that are taking place in 2013 around the future of public education in Chicago needs to read Mary Herrick's book 1971 book. Nothing since has done justice to the complex history -- and the central reality of racial segregation in America's most segregated city -- of Chicago's public schools.  

Related books

Contents

The Author
17
Frontier Schools Become a Town System
37
The Town Becomes an Industrial City
51
Copyright

21 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information