Richard D. Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, and is writing a book about housing segregation.
Jerald Podair’s new book does an admirable job of telling all sides of the story itself in a clear and compelling fashion. Understandably frustrated with virulent white resistance to school integration, local black leaders in New York sought to establish “community control” over the schools, with the help of the city’s white elite, most notably… Read more »
For Mann, it was axiomatic that in order for public schools to serve their function of preparing productive workers, enlightened citizens, and loyal Americans, those schools had to be common schools in which “the children of all classes, rich and poor, should partake as equally as possible in the privileges” of the enterprise. In terms… Read more »