"In the Ocean Hill-Brownsville community control movement of the 1960s, the vision of Black empowerment dramatically clashed with the concept of professionalism inherited from the Progressive era. The conflict highlighted how social movements have structured the national debate about educational reform. By tracing the history of these social movements, and their impact on education, Maurice Berube has given us a significantly new insight into the differing points of view about the future of our schools."-Marilyn Gittell, Professor of Political Science Director, Howard Samuels State Manayement and Policy Center the Graduate School and University Center The City University of New York
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Berube analyzes the three great educational reform movements and shows how they were shaped by the societal forces of the Progressive Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and foreign economic competition.