The Fight for America?s Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education

The Fight for America?s Schools: Grassroots Organizing in Education

by Barbara Ferman (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682530955
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Education Politics and Policy
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Barbara Ferman is a professor of political science at Temple University and founder and executive director of the University Community Collaborative.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The New Landscape of Education Politics Barbara Ferman 1

1 Challenges to Coalition Building: Confronting Power with Creativity Barbara Ferman Nicholas Palazzolo 17

2 A Tale of Two Cities: Community Resistance in Newark and Camden Stephen Danley Julia Sass Rubin 33

3 With Our Powers Combined: Grassroots Activism in Philadelphia Elaine Simon Rand Quinn Marissa Martino Golden Jody C. Cohen 55

4 When the Personal Becomes Political: Parent Organizing and the Opt-Out Movement Barbara Ferman 75

5 Organizing Goes Statewide: The Case of Save Our Schools NJ Julia Sass Rubin 97

6 Lessons from the Grass Roots Barbara Ferman 115

7 Preserving Education as a Collective Good Susan DeJarnatt Barbara Ferman 131

Notes 147

Acknowledgments 177

About the Editor 179

About the Contributors 181

Index 185

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