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To get a better school system : one hundred years of education reform in Texas / Gene B. Preuss.

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Author/Creator:
Preuss, Gene B., 1966-
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2009
Imprint:
1st ed. - College Station : Texas A&M University Press, c2009.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 134 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [119]-127) and index.
Contents:
  • 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
  • Epilogue.
Publisher's Summary:
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.
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Series:
Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University ; no. 111.
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ISBN:
1603441115
9781603441117

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