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Inside Ocean Hill-Brownsville: A Teacher's Education, 1968-69 #2020

Inside Ocean Hill Brownsville A Teacher s Education In the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and Puerto Rican community of Ocean Hill Brownsville It triggered what remains th

  • Title: Inside Ocean Hill-Brownsville: A Teacher's Education, 1968-69
  • Author: Charles S. Isaacs
  • ISBN: 9781438452968
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Paperback
  • Inside Ocean Hill-Brownsville: A Teacher's Education, 1968-69 By Charles S. Isaacs, In 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and Puerto Rican community of Ocean Hill Brownsville It triggered what remains the longest teachers strike in US history That clash, between the city s communities of color and the white, predominantly Jewish teachers union, paralyzed the nation s largIn 1968 the conflict that erupted over community control of the New York City public schools was centered in the black and Puerto Rican community of Ocean Hill Brownsville It triggered what remains the longest teachers strike in US history That clash, between the city s communities of color and the white, predominantly Jewish teachers union, paralyzed the nation s largest school system, undermined the city s economy, and heightened racial tensions, ultimately transforming the national conversation about race relations.At age twenty two, when the strike was imminent, Charles S Isaacs abandoned his full scholarship to a prestigious law school to teach mathematics in Ocean Hill Brownsville Despite his Jewish background and pro union leanings, Isaacs crossed picket lines manned by teachers who looked like him, and took the side of parents and children who did not He now tells the story of this conflict, not only from inside the experimental, community controlled Ocean Hill Brownsville district, its focal point, but from within ground zero itself Junior High School 271, which became the nation s most famous, or infamous, public school Isaacs brings to life the innovative teaching practices that community control made possible, and the relationships that developed in the district among its white teachers and its black and Puerto Rican parents, teachers, and community activists.

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    1. This is the 2nd book I ve read on the New York City teachers strike of 1968 The first was Jerald Podair s The Strike that Changed New York Podair s book is a traditional history of the events surrounding the strike It s longer and detailed than Isaacs Inside Ocean Hill Brownsville is of a personal story Charles Isaacs actually taught math at a Junior High School in Ocean Hill Brownsville the district that provoked the strike by trying to assert community control which threatened the power of t [...]

    2. Incredibly detailed and well written account of what really went on in one of the most compelling school strikes in New York s history.

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