Uncivil Rights : Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity (Paperback)

Author: Perrillo, Jonna

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226660721
SKU 225015365
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226660729
Release Date 6/1/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 5.75L x 0.75T
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Editors Note Almost fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a wealth of research shows that minority students continue to receive an unequal education. At the heart of this inequality is a complex and often conflicted relationship between teachers and civil rights activists, examined fully for the first time in Jonna Perrillo's Uncivil Rights, which traces the tensions between the two groups in New York City from the Great Depression to the present.While movements for teachers' rights and civil rights were not always in conflict, Perrillo uncovers the ways they have become so, brought about both by teachers who have come to see civil rights efforts as detracting from or competing with their own goals and by civil rights activists whose aims have de-professionalized the role of the educator. Focusing in particular on unionized teachers, Perrillo finds a new vantage point from which to examine the relationship between school and community, showing how in this struggle, educators, activists, and especially our students have lost out. 
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