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Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx

Michael B. Fabricant

Abstract

Since the 1980s, strategies for improving public education in America have focused on either competition through voucher programs and charter schools or standardization as enacted into federal law through No Child Left Behind. These reforms, however, have failed to narrow the performance gap between poor urban students and other children. In response, parents have begun to organize local campaigns to strengthen the public schools in their communities. One of the most original, successful, and influential of these parent-led campaigns has been the Community Collaborative to Improve District 9 ( ... More

Keywords: public education, No Child Left Behind, reforms, parents, public schools, CC9, Bronx, reform agenda, educational reform

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780816669608
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael B. Fabricant, author
Professor, School of Social Work, Hunter College, CUNY