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Public Schools in Hard Times

The Great Depression and Recent Years

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674738010

Publication Date: 01/01/1987


288 pages



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  • Introduction
  • 1. Maelstrom, 1929–1934
    • Educators and the Crisis
    • The Uneven Impact of Retrenchment, 1929–1934
  • 2. Educators and the Politics of Money
    • The Political Economy of Public Education
    • The Road Not Taken: Creating a New Social Order
    • Publicity and the Building of Consensus
    • Political Action at the State Level
    • A Tale of Two Cities
  • 3. A New Deal in Education?
    • A Moral Equivalent of War
    • Roosevelt and the Educational Establishment
    • The New Deal Style in Education
    • Jurisdictional Dispute
  • 4. Behind the Schoolhouse Door
    • Educational Trends, 1920–1950
    • Rhetoric and Reality in Educational Reform
    • Examples of Reform
    • Impediments to Change in the 1930s
    • Abiding Inequalities: Class, Race, and Gender
  • 5. Then and Now in Public Education
    • Public Schools in the 1930s: Embedded and Unequal
    • Facing Scarcity in the 1970s and 1980s
    • Public Schools—Still Embedded?
    • Scarcity and Equality
  • Notes
  • Index

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