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Confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville

reviewed by Bernard Mackler - 1970

coverTitle: Confrontation at Ocean Hill-Brownsville
Author(s): Maurice R. Berube, Marilyn Gittel
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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This year has been heralded all over town as the first year in the last three that the schools have opened on the expected date. This is the year for the Jets and Mets, but, for the schools, last year was the year that was. Berube and Gittell have assembled the major docu­ments and viewpoints that describe what happened at Ocean Hill-Brownsville, what led up to the three school strikes of 1968-1969, and why school finally began in mid-November. The New York City schools have had their share of problems and this book attempts to give a Rashomon version of what produced the conflict and why. The editors chose a course that allows each group, the UFT, the Board of Education, the local board of Ocean Hill-Brownsville, to speak for themselves via public documents authored by these various groups. After the documents are presented, essays by such interested parties as Rhody McCoy, Eugenia Kemble and Richard Karp present their own opinions. This format continues with excerpts... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 71 Number 3, 1970, p. 513-517
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1791, Date Accessed: 8/1/2021 5:13:06 PM

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