Power, protest, and the public schools : Jewish and African American struggles in New York City
- Weiner, Melissa F.
- New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
- Physical description
- xi, 249 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
LC2803 .N5 W45 2010
- Unknown LC2803 .N5 W45 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-233) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- Accounts of Jewish immigrants usually describe the role of education in helping youngsters earn a higher social position than their parents. Melissa F. Weiner argues that New York City schools did not serve as pathways to mobility for Jewish or African American students. Instead, at different points in the city's history, politicians and administrators erected similar racial barriers to social advancement by marginalizing and denying resources that other students enjoyed. Power, Protest, and the Public Schools explores how activists, particularly parents and children, responded to inequality; the short-term effects of their involvement; and the long-term benefits that would spearhead future activism. Weiner concludes by considering how today's Hispanic and Arab children face similar inequalities within public schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- African Americans > Education > New York (State) > New York.
- African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Social conditions.
- Jews > Education > New York (State) > New York.
- Jews > New York (State) > New York > Social conditions.
- Public schools > New York (State) > New York.
- Discrimination in education > New York (State) > New York.
- Racism in education > New York (State) > New York.
- New York (N.Y.) > Race relations.
- New York (N.Y.) > Social conditions.
- Publication date
- Melissa F. Weiner.
- 9780813547725 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- 0813547725 (hardcover : alk. paper)