Community Action for School Reform

Community Action for School Reform

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Community Action for School Reform tells the story of a partnership between Baltimore community activists and a university as they created an organization to improve neighborhood schools. The book examines the challenges they faced, such as persuading community members that they had the necessary knowledge to do something about the schools, starting and sustaining an organization, conducting and using research, engaging the school system, and funding their work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 163.58 x 235.71 x 21.59mm | 526g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791457591
  • 9780791457597

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"This book is a breath of fresh air in an area of scholarship that has been poorly served by researchers, policymakers, and higher education leaders. It sets new standards for honest discussions about the problematic nature of many school reform efforts."
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About Howell S. Baum

Howell S. Baum is Professor in the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland at College Park. He is the author of several books, including most recently, The Organization of Hope: Communities Planning Themselves, also published by SUNY Press.
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