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by James K. Nelsen

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"Educating Milwaukee" is not just an informative book about the past. It does show what has happened in the past, in expert detail, but it goes beyond that to show the why of the past. Why did so many "good white people' fight so hard for segregation? But this book also uses the past to show the problems of the present. How we got where we are also can help us find a way through all the "good ideas" to what the goal was back in the 50's, fair and equitable education for all.
  FCClibraryoshkosh | May 6, 2016 |
Most schools, urban school in particular, face integration, school selections, and student achievement challenges. A social studies teacher, James Nelsen looks at how Milwaukee school systems developed from 1976 to 1995. He spins a tale of missteps, misspent funds, politics, and the impact of school choice on students. This is a well-research documented history or what was and hints at what may be, but if you are looking for one best system, this book does not provide one. If you looking to see what’s been tried and failed, this book is for you. ( )
  bemislibrary | May 1, 2016 |
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I developed knowledge about the racism routines that were taught back then and over the year it may have been tone down, but haven't it not then perhaps we shall continue to live like this. The society of undermined victims of predijuice and inhumane treatment would resent us and shunned us of ever dealing with the matter correctly. I indeed say that they have went about it different ways like Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King.
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"Milwaukee's story is unique in that its struggle for integration and quality education has been so closely tied to [school] choice." --from the Introduction

"Educating Milwaukee: How One City's History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools" traces the origins of the modern school choice movement, which is growing in strength throughout the United States. Author James K. Nelsen follows Milwaukee's tumultuous education history through three eras--"no choice," "forced choice," and "school choice." Nelsen details the whole story of Milwaukee's choice movement through to modern times when Milwaukee families have more schooling options than ever--charter schools, open enrollment, state-funded vouchers, neighborhood schools--and yet Milwaukee's impoverished African American students still struggle to succeed and stay in school. "Educating Milwaukee" chronicles how competing visions of equity and excellence have played out in one city's schools in the modern era, offering both a cautionary tale and a "choice" example.
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"Milwaukee's story is unique in that its struggle for integration and quality education has been so closely tied to [school] choice." --from the Introduction

"Educating Milwaukee: How One City's History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools" traces the origins of the modern school choice movement, which is growing in strength throughout the United States. Author James K. Nelsen follows Milwaukee's tumultuous education history through three eras--"no choice," "forced choice," and "school choice." Nelsen details the whole story of Milwaukee's choice movement through to modern times when Milwaukee families have more schooling options than ever--charter schools, open enrollment, state-funded vouchers, neighborhood schools--and yet Milwaukee's impoverished African American students still struggle to succeed and stay in school. "Educating Milwaukee" chronicles how competing visions of equity and excellence have played out in one city's schools in the modern era, offering both a cautionary tale and a "choice" example.


 

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