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The Resource Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner

Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner

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Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city
Title
Lessons from the heartland
Title remainder
a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city
Statement of responsibility
Barbara J. Miner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city's fall from grace-and of its chance for redemption in the twenty first century. In the early months of 2011, Wisconsin became central to the fight to save America's middle class and its public institutions, in particular public education. Across America, progressives embraced the slogan 'We Are Wisconsin.' All politics are local, but with unending repercussions the Milwaukee story is the Wisconsin story, which is the nation's story. This book tells that story. Lessons from the Heartland focuses on public education reforms--from vouchers and charter schools to desegregation and choice-to explore larger issues of race and class in our democracy. Miner (whose daughters went through the Milwaukee public school system and who is a former Milwaukee Journal reporter) brings a journalist's eye and a parent's heart to exploring the intricate ways that jobs, housing, and schools intersect, underscoring the intrinsic link between the future of public education and the dreams and hopes of democracy in a multicultural society. This book will change the way we think about the possibility and promise of public education"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miner, Barbara
Dewey number
371.010977595
Index
index present
LC call number
LA390.M5
LC item number
M56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Public schools
  • HISTORY / Social History
Label
Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-294) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Segregation, prosperity, and protests: 1950s and 1960s -- The Glory Days of 1957 -- The 1950s: Milwaukee's Black Community Comes of Age -- 1964: Freedom Schools Come to Milwaukee -- Milwaukee Loves George Wallace -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #1: Blacks Move from the South to the Inner Core -- 1965: Direct Action Targets "Intact Busing" -- 1967-68: Open Housing Moves to Center Stage -- II. Desegregation, deindustrialization, and backlash: 1970s and 1980s -- Brown and Milliken: The U.S. Supreme Court Advances and Retreats -- January 19, 1976: The Court Rules--Milwaukee's Schools Are Segregated -- September 7, 1976: The Buses Roll and Desegregation Begins -- 1981: Police Brutality Moves to Center Stage -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #2: Whites Move to the Suburbs -- The 1980s: The Rust Belt and Reaganomics -- Desegregation: Forward and Backward in the 1980s -- Latino Students: Moving Beyond Black and White -- Money: The Root of All Solutions -- III. Resegregation, abandonment, and a new era of protest: 1990s and 2000s -- 1990: Vouchers Pass, Abandonment Begins -- Voucher Crossfire: Fighting for the Soul of Public Education -- Multicultural Crossfire: Redefining the Public School Curriculum -- 1993-95: White Voters Reject New Schools for Black Children, and Things Fall Apart -- 1995: Vouchers for Religious Schools, Abandonment Advances -- 1999: (Re)Segregation Déjà Vu--Neighborhood Schools and Open Enrollment -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #3: Global Immigrants Make Milwaukee Their Home -- 2002-10: No Child Left Behind. Really? -- 2011: The Heartland Rises Up, and a New Era of Protest Begins
Control code
ocn778419522
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781595588296
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012018151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1126141
  • (Sirsi) o778419522
  • (OCoLC)778419522
Label
Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Segregation, prosperity, and protests: 1950s and 1960s -- The Glory Days of 1957 -- The 1950s: Milwaukee's Black Community Comes of Age -- 1964: Freedom Schools Come to Milwaukee -- Milwaukee Loves George Wallace -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #1: Blacks Move from the South to the Inner Core -- 1965: Direct Action Targets "Intact Busing" -- 1967-68: Open Housing Moves to Center Stage -- II. Desegregation, deindustrialization, and backlash: 1970s and 1980s -- Brown and Milliken: The U.S. Supreme Court Advances and Retreats -- January 19, 1976: The Court Rules--Milwaukee's Schools Are Segregated -- September 7, 1976: The Buses Roll and Desegregation Begins -- 1981: Police Brutality Moves to Center Stage -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #2: Whites Move to the Suburbs -- The 1980s: The Rust Belt and Reaganomics -- Desegregation: Forward and Backward in the 1980s -- Latino Students: Moving Beyond Black and White -- Money: The Root of All Solutions -- III. Resegregation, abandonment, and a new era of protest: 1990s and 2000s -- 1990: Vouchers Pass, Abandonment Begins -- Voucher Crossfire: Fighting for the Soul of Public Education -- Multicultural Crossfire: Redefining the Public School Curriculum -- 1993-95: White Voters Reject New Schools for Black Children, and Things Fall Apart -- 1995: Vouchers for Religious Schools, Abandonment Advances -- 1999: (Re)Segregation Déjà Vu--Neighborhood Schools and Open Enrollment -- Milwaukee's Great Migration #3: Global Immigrants Make Milwaukee Their Home -- 2002-10: No Child Left Behind. Really? -- 2011: The Heartland Rises Up, and a New Era of Protest Begins
Control code
ocn778419522
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 305 pages
Isbn
9781595588296
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012018151
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1126141
  • (Sirsi) o778419522
  • (OCoLC)778419522

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