Schools Betrayed: Roots of Failure in Inner-City Education

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Index
ability grouping. See homogeneous grouping
accreditation of schools, 109. See also North Central Association of Schools and Colleges
achievement differences: in inner-city classrooms, 145; by race, 26, 28–29; strategies for managing, in Chicago schools, 127–30, 138, 139–43. See also failure prevention; grade retention; standardized testing
achievement tests. See standardized testing
Addams, Jane, 110
adjustment teachers, 142, 145
AFL. See American Federation of Labor
African-American community: churches in, 73, 76, 78; class relations in, 72–75; elites in, 61–66; growth in, 20, 83–84, 88, 94–95; political realignment of, 77–78; status in, 75–77; views of school segregation in, 86–88, 90–92
African-American students. See black students
African-American workers. See black workers
African-American Vernacular English, 193–95
Allport, Gordon, 102
American Council of Education, 117
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 47, 77
American Indian Day, 99
Americanism campaign, 99
Amerman, Helen, 93
Anyon, Jean, 183, 184
apprenticeships, 107, 110, 123
Armour, Phillip, 109
Armour Institute of Technology, 109, 110, 111, 116–17
Arum, Richard, 183
assimilation of immigrants, 60–61, 173
Association of Colored Women, 90
Association Institute, 109, 110
Ausra (Lithuanian organization), 64
authority: in Chicago schools, 155–57; conditions for, 4–5, 152–54; in Dunbar Trade School, 163–64; in inner-city schools, 160, 174. See also discipline
Ayres, Leonard, 128
Bartholf, W. J., 131
Bartky, John, 98, 161, 166, 170
Becker, Howard, 161–71 passim
Berry, Edwin, 38
Binga, Jesse, 62
“black capitalism,” 41
black fraternities and sororities, 65, 122
black students: and college, 121–22; and discipline, 160–66; educational aspirations of, 58; growth in numbers of, 20–21; language styles of, 145, 193–95; in ungraded classes, 136; and vocational education, 121–26
black workers: and manual labor, 47, 4851; and the value of education, 53–57; and white-collar employment, 35–46
Board of Education, Chicago. See Chicago Board of Education
Bousfield, Maudelle, 194
Bousfield, Midian O., 90
boycotts, 37, 97
Bradburn, Margaret, 165

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction 1
  • Chapter One - Urban Decline 11
  • Chapter Two - Labor Markets 32
  • Chapter Three - Communities and Cultures 60
  • Chapter Four - Racial Segregation and Inequality 81
  • Chapter Five - Vocational Education 107
  • Chapter Six - Remedial Education 127
  • Chapter Seven - Classroom Dynamics 152
  • Conclusion 172
  • Appendix A - Quantitative Evidence 185
  • Appendix B - Some Historical Evidence About Language Styles and Schooling 193
  • Notes 197
  • Selected Bibliography 243
  • Index 253
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