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Organizing for Educational JusticeThe Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx$
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Michael B. Fabricant

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780816669608

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.001.0001

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Democracy, Community, and the Crisis of Public Education

Democracy, Community, and the Crisis of Public Education

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(p.3) 1 Democracy, Community, and the Crisis of Public Education
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Organizing for Educational Justice
Author(s):

Michael B. Fabricant

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816669608.003.0001

This chapter describes how parents and community groups have been building organizing initiatives to empower parents and advance specific community proposals for change. It identifies instances of especially notable parent-led organizing initiatives beginning in the late 1960s. This chapter also describes the logic of campaigns, as well as salient strategic features. The problems and limitations of such local campaigns are considered, as well as recent attempts to spur education reform in New York City and more specifically in the Bronx. The groundbreaking organizing work of the CC9 is situated within both the larger struggle for parent-led reform on the national level and local campaigns organized to improve the dire condition of public education in the South Bronx.

Keywords:   community groups, parents, parent-led reform, CC9, Bronx, change theory, education reform, local campaigns

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