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The Resource Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner

Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner

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Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city
Title
Lessons from the heartland
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a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city
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Barbara J. Miner
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Language
eng
Summary
"In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city's fall from grace-and of its chance for redemption in the twenty first century. In the early months of 2011, Wisconsin became central to the fight to save America's middle class and its public institutions, in particular public education. Across America, progressives embraced the slogan 'We Are Wisconsin.' All politics are local, but with unending repercussions the Milwaukee story is the Wisconsin story, which is the nation's story. This book tells that story. Lessons from the Heartland focuses on public education reforms--from vouchers and charter schools to desegregation and choice-to explore larger issues of race and class in our democracy. Miner (whose daughters went through the Milwaukee public school system and who is a former Milwaukee Journal reporter) brings a journalist's eye and a parent's heart to exploring the intricate ways that jobs, housing, and schools intersect, underscoring the intrinsic link between the future of public education and the dreams and hopes of democracy in a multicultural society. This book will change the way we think about the possibility and promise of public education"--
Summary
"In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city's fall from grace-and of its chance for redemption in the twenty first century. In the early months of 2011, Wisconsin became central to the fight to save America's middle class and its public institutions, in particular public education. Across America, progressivesembraced the slogan 'We Are Wisconsin.' All politics are local, but with unending repercussions the Milwaukee story is the Wisconsin story, which is the nation's story. This book tells that story. Lessons from the Heartland focuses on public education reforms--from vouchers and charter schools to desegregation and choice-to explore larger issues of race and class in our democracy. Miner (whose daughters went through the Milwaukee public school system and who is a former Milwaukee Journal reporter) brings a journalist's eye and a parent's heart to exploring the intricate ways that jobs, housing, and schools intersect, underscoring the intrinsic link between the future of public education and the dreams and hopes of democracy in a multicultural society. This book will change the way we think about the possibility and promise of public education"--
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Miner, Barbara
Dewey number
371.010977595
Index
index present
LC call number
LA390.M5
LC item number
M56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Public schools
  • HISTORY / Social History
Target audience
adult
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a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city
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Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012018151
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 p.
Isbn
9781595588296
Lccn
2012018151
Label
Lessons from the heartland : a turbulent half-century of public education in an iconic American city, Barbara J. Miner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
2012018151
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 305 p.
Isbn
9781595588296
Lccn
2012018151

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