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''Ethnically Qualified'': Race, Merit, and the Selection of Urban Teachers, 1920 - 1980 Paperback – January 9, 2011

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''An uncommonly insightful account of often contradictory racial dynamics in American society.'' --Ira Katznelson, Columbia University

''This groundbreaking work fills an important gap in the historical literature, and will serve as an important text in the field of the history of education in the United States.'' --James W. Fraser, New York University

''A fascinating historical case study of institutional racism that traces the experiences of teachers as they...entered the vast institutional bureaucracy of the New York City public schools.'' --Teachers College Record

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Christina Collins is a researcher and policy analyst at the United Federation of Teachers and a former post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

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