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Six Urban School Districts

reviewed by William B. Levenson - 1968

coverTitle: Six Urban School Districts
Author(s): Marilyn Gittell, Edward T. Hollander
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The increasing volume of educational literature dealing with the urban scene is a painful reminder that we recognize social problems after they become terribly complex and extremely difficult to solve. The Supreme Court's ruling of 1954 in the Brown case marked a watershed in educational history. Since then many in the academic community have at long last turned to the City and its schools as a crucial arena for study. With a plaintive sigh this reviewer, a former big city superintendent, dares ask, but only sotto voce, "Oh, where the cognoscenti then, before the unheard anguish of a few became a stylish cause for many?" Well, better late than never. The foregoing catharsis is in no way meant to deprecate the value of these two eminently worthwhile volumes. They supplement each other effectively. The first deals with basic policy questions and the second is a comparative study of responses in six large... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 70 Number 3, 1968, p. 270-272
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 1914, Date Accessed: 6/1/2020 5:10:04 AM

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