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Community Organizing for School Reform, Washington, DC: A Recovering Plantation
Because the District of Columbia (DC) is a federal district, its governance is peculiar. Poor management, internal strife, unstable leadership, low student achievement, shrinking enrollment, and declining community confidence have plagued the DC public school system. During the 1960s, Mayor Barry and the civil rights-home rule movement brought community organizing into DC. The two groups doing real organizing around educational issues have only been active in recent years.
Author/Creator: Henderson, Anne T. Corp Author New York Univ N. Y. Inst for Education, Social, Policy
Author's address: New York University, Institute for Education and Social Policy, 726 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003, Tel: 212-998-5880; Fax: 212-995-4564
Date Published: 07-00
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