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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. The DC public school system is plagued by poor management, internal strife, unstable leadership, low student achievement, shrinking enrollment, and declining community confidence. During the 1960s, Mayor Barry and the civil rights-home rule movement brought community organizing into DC.

  • 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
  • Year: 2001

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