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School Politics Chicago Style

reviewed by Peter R. Senn - 1977

coverTitle: School Politics Chicago Style
Author(s): Paul E. Peterson
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Is there a more important subject for educators than school politics? The power to determine and allocate resources, to shape curriculum, to humanize and desegregate, to control the teachers and administrators, and ultimately and most importantly to teach the child—this is what school politics are all about. The vast and complex problems of the great central city school systems were either created by bad school politics or unsolved by them. They can only be resolved by changing these politics for the better. This is particularly true in Chicago, where the schools reflect outdated forms of social organization that cannot deliver the educational experiences people want. A good book on Chicago school politics could be very useful. Because the title is not descriptive, it is necessary to state in some detail what the book is about. It is not a comparative study. It is a test of political science models using as... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 1, 1977, p. 145-147
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1193, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:35:52 AM

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