1st ed. - College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2009.
x, 134 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -127) and index.
Retreat and recovery in Texas schools, 1850-1900
Progressive reforms in Texas schools
Minorities in Texas schools, 1920-1949
World War II and Texas rural schools
The Gilmer-Aikin laws
In 1949, as postwar Texas was steadily becoming more urban and calls for education reform were gathering strength throughout the state and nation, State Representative Claud Gilmer and State Senator A. M. Aikin Jr. sponsored a bill designed to increase salaries for Texas schoolteachers. Also tied to the bill, however, were provisions related to sweeping changes in school funding and access to education for minorities. In "To Get a Better School System", Gene B. Preuss examines not only the public policy wrangling and historical context leading up to and surrounding the Gilmer-Aikin legislation, but also places the discussion in the milieu of the national movement for school reform. (source: Nielsen Book Data)