Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education Stefanie Chambers

ISBN: 9781592134687

Published: June 28th 2006

Hardcover

240 pages


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Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education  by  Stefanie Chambers

Mayors and Schools: Minority Voices and Democratic Tensions in Urban Education by Stefanie Chambers
June 28th 2006 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 240 pages | ISBN: 9781592134687 | 4.54 Mb

Americas urban public schools are in crisis. Compared with their suburban counterparts, urban students have lower test scores and higher dropout rates. In an attempt to improve educational quality, responsibility for school governance has beenMoreAmericas urban public schools are in crisis.

Compared with their suburban counterparts, urban students have lower test scores and higher dropout rates. In an attempt to improve educational quality, responsibility for school governance has been handed over to mayors in several U.S.

cities. Based on extensive research, including more than eighty in-depth interviews, Mayors and Schools examines whether mayoral control results in higher student achievement and considers the social costs of diminished community involvement. Using a comparative case study approach, Stefanie Chambers researches the impact of mayoral educational control in two big-city school districts, Chicago and Cleveland.

On the whole, she finds, student test scores have improved since the takeovers but there are now fewer opportunities for grassroots participation in the educational system by minority community members. Chambers contends that these findings have important implications for democratic theory, arguing that urban schools cannot be successful in the long run without the active participation of local citizens.



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