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The Other School Reformers

Conservative Activism in American Education

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674416710

Publication Date: 02/09/2015


328 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

6 halftones


  • Introduction: Progressives in a Strange Land
  • 1. What Does Jesus Have to Do with Phonics? Understanding Educational Conservatism
  • 2. Monkeys, Morality, and Modern America: Conservative Educational Activism in the Scopes Era
  • 3. Pulling the Rugg Out: Textbooks and the American Way
  • 4. Rich, Republican, and Reactionary: Pasadena’s Revolt against Progressivism
  • 5. Save the Children: Kanawha County in the Age of Malaise
  • Conclusion: Conservatism and American Education
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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