"Uncivil Rights makes a major contribution to our understanding of the often fraught relationship between (mostly white) teachers and (mostly non-white) students in the nation's largest school system. Skillfully framed around changing conceptions of teachers' and students' 'rights' in public schools, this book explains - better than any other - how teachers in New York City first won and then lost recognition of their status as 'professionals' in the classrooms and communities where they work." (Adam Nelson, University of Wisconsin-Madison)"
About the Author
Jonna Perrillo is assistant professor of English education at the University of Texas at El Paso.