The elusive ideal : equal educational opportunity and the federal role in Boston's public schools, 1950-1985. (Book, 2005) [Trinity College]
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The elusive ideal : equal educational opportunity and the federal role in Boston's public schools, 1950-1985.

Author: Adam R Nelson
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2005.
Series: Historical studies of urban America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A probing and provocative work of urban history with deep relevance for urban public schools today, Nelson's book reveals why equal educational opportunity remains such an elusive ideal.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adam R Nelson
ISBN: 0226571890 9780226571898 0226571904 9780226571904
OCLC Number: 56591301
Description: xvii, 332 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction, the evolution of school reform in Boston --
Pursuing federal funds, 1950-1963 --
Defining disadvantage as disability, 1963-1966 --
Aggravating racial imbalance, 1966-1968 --
Seeking program effectiveness, 1968-1971 --
Making "appropriate" placements, 1971-1974 --
Reconfiguring school finance, 1974-1977 --
Evading local accountability, 1977-1980 --
Compelling better results, 1980-1985 --
Conclusion, the complex history of American school reform.
Series Title: Historical studies of urban America.
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"Nelson is breaking new ground by comparing different equity reforms in education against the background of local/federal relations. Historians of education and policy analysts will find The Elusive Read more...

 
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