Uncivil rights : teachers, unions, and race in the battle for school equity
- Perrillo, Jonna.
- Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2012.
- Physical description
- xi, 250 pages ; 23 cm
LC213.23 .N45 P47 2012
- Unknown LC213.23 .N45 P47 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-241) and index.
- Building a "new social order": teachers, teacher unions, and equity in the Great Depression
- Muscular democracy: teachers and the War on Prejudice, 1940 - 1950
- Organizing the oppressed teacher: teachers' rights in the Cold War
- "An educator's commitment": professionalism and civil rights in the 1960s
- From teachers' rights to teacher power
- Conclusion: moving beyond rights?: teacher professionalism and civil rights in the era of No Child Left Behind.
- Publisher's Summary
- Almost fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a wealth of research shows that minority students continue to receive an unequal education. At the heart of this inequality is a complex and often conflicted relationship between teachers and civil rights activists, examined fully for the first time in Jonna Perrillo's "Uncivil Rights", which traces the tensions between the two groups in New York City from the Great Depression to the present. While movements for teachers' rights and civil rights were not always in conflict, Perrillo uncovers the ways they have become so, brought about both by teachers who have come to see civil rights efforts as detracting from or competing with their own goals and by civil rights activists whose aims have deprofessionalized the role of the educator. Focusing in particular on unionized teachers, Perrillo finds a new vantage point from which to examine the relationship between school and community, showing how in this struggle, educators, activists, and especially our students have lost out.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Educational equalization > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- African Americans > Education > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- Racism in education > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- Teachers > Political activity > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- Civil rights movements > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- Teachers > Civil rights > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
- Teachers' unions > New York (State) > New York > History > 20th century.
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- Jonna Perrillo.