Other People's Children: The Battle for Justice and Equality in New Jersey's Schools

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INDEX
All places named are in New Jersey.
Abbott, Frances (Luci), 113–115, 116, 118, 214–216, 218
Abbott, Howard, 113–115
Abbott, Raymond, 99, 113–115, 162, 214–219, 226, 304–307
Abbott districts: corruption in, 326–327; designation of, 270, 330; funding of, 295–296, 301–303, 322–323, 329–330; school construction in, 288–290, 328–329; test scores of, 4, 299–300, 322–327. See also Asbury Park; Camden public schools; East Orange public schools; Irvington; Jersey City public schools; special needs districts; Union City; urban school districts
Abbott Implementation and Compliance Coordinating Council, 295–297
Abbott v. Burke, New Jersey Supreme Court rulings in: Abbott I, 147–149, 154, 160, 164, 174, 175; Abbott II, 176, 187, 189–193, 199, 201–203, 206, 260, 263–266, 269, 297, 322–323; Abbott III, 209–211, 256, 264, 269, 304; Abbott IV, 263–267, 270, 273–274, 297, 302–303; Abbott V, 276–278, 281–283, 287–291, 293, 297–301; Abbott VI, 286–287, 291. See also minimum aid; parity; preschool; school construction; supplemental programs; teacher pensions; whole school reform
Abbott v. Burke litigation: administrative hearing of, 160–167; administrative ruling in, 168–171, 174–175; choice of plaintiffs for, 110–111, 115, 117, 120, 126, 129, 132, 134–135, 139, 140–141, 144; complaint and response in, 98–101, 157; dismissal of, 107–109, 145–147; evaluation of results of, 302, 322; filing of, 99; implementation proceedings in, 281, 286–287, 295–298, 301–303; plaintiffs’ case in, 93–94, 149–151; political context of, 104, 158, 177; remand hearing in, 266–275, 297; state’s case in, 107, 155–159, 321; Superior Court trial of, 199–200, 204–206; trial preparations for, 95–96, 102, 104, 147–148, 152–154. See also Abbott v. Burke, New Jersey Supreme Court rulings in; Block, Steven; Education Law Center; Long, David; Morheuser, Marilyn; Sciarra, David; Tractenberg, Paul
AbbottWatch, 296
ACLU. See American Civil Liberties Union
ACNJ. See Association for Children of New Jersey
Administrative Law, New Jersey Office of, 101, 107, 145–147
Advocates for Education, 113, 118
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 24, 46, 86, 148, 160
Amos v. Board of School Directors of Milwaukee. See Morheuser, Marilyn
Anderson, Jay, 73
Appel, Joy, 125–126
Appel, Samuel, 112–113, 117, 125–126
Archway School, 229
Asbury Park, 326
Assembly, New Jersey. See legislature, New Jersey
Association for Children of New Jersey (ACNJ), 199
Atlantic City, 106, 112, 192, 251–252
Attorney General, New Jersey Office of, 22, 26, 107, 154–155, 200, 204, 295
Barbee, Lloyd, 67–68, 70–71, 74, 76, 78, 80–85, 97
Barnett, W. Steven, 283–287. See also Frede, Ellen; preschool
Bateman, Raymond, 15–16, 17–18, 29, 42, 51–52

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface and Acknowledgments ix
  • The Plaintiffs and Their Families xiii
  • Introduction- The Inheritance 1
  • Part One - The Beginning Robinson V. Cahill, 1970–1976 7
  • 1 - Jersey City''s Tax War 9
  • 2 - Celebrating the Bicentennial 31
  • Part Two - The Crusade Abbott V. Burke, 1979–1998 57
  • 3 - The True Believer 59
  • 4 - Son of Robinson 86
  • 5 - The Families 110
  • 6 - "the System Is Broken" 145
  • 7 - The Twenty-One/Forty-One Rule 176
  • 8 - The Children of Abbott 214
  • 9 - A Constitutional Right to Astroturf 249
  • Part Three - The Never-Ending Story Implementing Abbott, 1998–2006 279
  • 10 - "We Do Not Run School Systems" 281
  • 11 - The Children Grow Up 304
  • Conclusion - Other People''s Children 322
  • Notes 335
  • Works Cited 351
  • Index 363
  • About the Author 371
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