A Race against Time: The Crisis in Urban Schooling


We are in a race against time to save urban children from educational failure and to reform urban school systems before people give up on them. The authors examine the effectiveness of three reform approaches: systems reform, mayoral influence, and external state or federal intervention, using case studies from seven large cities, as well as state and national trends.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Charles Taylor Kerchner
  • David Menefee-Libey
  • Jolley Bruce Christman
  • Tom Corcoran
  • Ellen Foley
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003


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