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Marcus Foster and the Oakland Public Schools

Marcus Foster and the Oakland Public Schools

Leadership in an Urban Bureaucracy

  • Author: Jesse J. McCorry
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520033979
  • Category: African American school superintendents
  • Page: 163
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In the Crossfire

In the Crossfire

Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform

  • Author: John P. Spencer
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812207661
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 312
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As media reports declare crisis after crisis in public education, Americans find themselves hotly debating educational inequalities that seem to violate their nation's ideals. Why does success in school track so closely with race and socioeconomic status? How to end these apparent achievement gaps? In the Crossfire brings historical perspective to these debates by tracing the life and work of Marcus Foster, an African American educator who struggled to reform urban schools in the 1960s and early 1970s. As a teacher, principal, and superintendent—first in his native Philadelphia and eventually in Oakland, California—Foster made success stories of urban schools and children whom others had dismissed as hopeless, only to be assassinated in 1973 by the previously unknown Symbionese Liberation Army in a bizarre protest against an allegedly racist school system. Foster's story encapsulates larger social changes in the decades after World War II: the great black migration from South to North, the civil rights movement, the decline of American cities, and the ever-increasing emphasis on education as a ticket to success. Well before the accountability agenda of the No Child Left Behind Act or the rise of charter schools, Americans came into sharp conflict over urban educational failure, with some blaming the schools and others pointing to conditions in homes and neighborhoods. By focusing on an educator who worked in the trenches and had a reputation for bridging divisions, In the Crossfire sheds new light on the continuing ideological debates over race, poverty, and achievement. Foster charted a course between the extremes of demanding too little and expecting too much of schools as agents of opportunity in America. He called for accountability not only from educators but also from families, taxpayers, and political and economic institutions. His effort to mobilize multiple constituencies was a key to his success—and a lesson for educators and policymakers who would take aim at achievement gaps without addressing the full range of school and nonschool factors that create them.

Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators

Biographical Dictionary of Modern American Educators

  • Author: Frederik Ohles,Shirley G. Ohles,Shirley M. Ohles,John G. Ramsay
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313291333
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 432
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Extends the coverage of the Biographical Dictionary of American Educators (Greenwood, 1978) to the mid-20th century. Includes sketches of more than 400 notable researchers, leaders, reformers, critics, and practitioners from all major fields of education.

Oversight Hearings on Elementary and Secondary Education

Oversight Hearings on Elementary and Secondary Education

Hearings Before the ..., 92-2, on H.R. 44, 981, 1491, 6179, 7796, 12695 and Related Proposals ..., September 26, 27, 28, and October 4, and 11, 1972

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Education and Labor
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Page: 451
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Hearings, Reports, Public Laws

Hearings, Reports, Public Laws

  • Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Educational law and legislation
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Choice

Choice

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  • Category: Academic libraries
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Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog

  • Author: Library of Congress
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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

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  • Category: Bibliography
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Excerpts from and citations to reviews of more than 8,000 books each year, drawn from coverage of 109 publications. Book Review Digest provides citations to and excerpts of reviews of current juvenile and adult fiction and nonfiction in the English language. Reviews of the following types of books are excluded: government publications, textbooks, and technical books in the sciences and law. Reviews of books on science for the general reader, however, are included. The reviews originate in a group of selected periodicals in the humanities, social sciences, and general science published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. - Publisher.

City Miner

City Miner

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  • Category: San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.)
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The Phi Delta Kappan

The Phi Delta Kappan

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  • Category: Education
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