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The Resource In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform, John P. Spencer

In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform, John P. Spencer

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In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform
Title
In the crossfire
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Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform
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John P. Spencer
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Language
eng
Summary
As a teacher, principal, and superintendent-- first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California-- Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system. Foster's story encapsulates larger social changes in the decades after World War II. By focusing on an educator who worked in the trenches and had a reputation for bridging divisions, Spencer sheds new light on the continuing ideological debates over race, poverty, and achievement
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Biography type
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IDEBK
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Series statement
Politics and culture in modern America
In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform, John P. Spencer
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In the crossfire : Marcus Foster and the troubled history of American school reform, John P. Spencer
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhhjj
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-291) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Schooling as social reform: racial uplift, liberalism, and the making of a black educator -- Combating cultural deprivation: urban educators and the war on poverty -- Victims, not hoodlums: urban schools and the crisis of liberalism -- Black power, "people power": holding schools accountable for black achievement -- Beyond community control: accountability and achievement in the Oakland public schools -- Epilogue: legacies of the 1960s in American school reform
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812207668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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