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Teacher strike! : public education and the making of a new American political order, Jon Shelton

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Teacher strike! : public education and the making of a new American political order
Title
Teacher strike!
Title remainder
public education and the making of a new American political order
Statement of responsibility
Jon Shelton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A wave of teacher strikes in the 1960s and 1970s roiled urban communities. Jon Shelton illuminates how this tumultuous era helped shatter the liberal-labor coalition and opened the door to the neoliberal challenge at the heart of urban education today. Drawing on a wealth of research ranging from school board meetings to TV news reports, Shelton puts readers in the middle of fraught, intense strikes in Newark, St. Louis, and three other cities where these debates and shifting attitudes played out. He also demonstrates how the labor actions contributed to the growing public perception of unions as irrelevant or even detrimental to American prosperity. Foes of the labor movement, meanwhile, tapped into cultural and economic fears to undermine not just teacher unionism but the whole of liberalism"--
  • "This project explores the teacher strikes of the late 1960s and 1970s, arguing that the strikes reflect the tensions of a liberal vision that could no longer afford to sustain the promise of economic opportunity. The manner in which the state provides education to its citizens has been a major political battleground for much of American history given that education is a fundamental facet of everyday life as well as the single-most expensive expenditure of local governments. Teacher strikes, therefore, directly affect the public in ways that no other workers strike could. Using media sources such as television news, print reportage, editorials and letters to the editor, and school board meetings, Shelton puts close examinations of strikes in Newark, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and St. Louis in dialogue with the national trajectory of neoliberal conservatism in this period, demonstrating how the strikes and the discourses they provoked contributed to the growing public perception that unions were at best irrelevant and at worst detrimental to American prosperity. He also examines the ways that foes of the labor movement increasingly tapped into cultural and economic anxieties of that tumultuous decade to undermine teacher unionism, in particular, and liberal and pro-union policies, more generally"--
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DLC
Dewey number
331.892/813711
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2844.47.U6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Working class in American history
Label
Teacher strike! : public education and the making of a new American political order, Jon Shelton
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn968246518
Edition
Second edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780252099373
Lccn
2017000896
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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22573/ctt1p6913d
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.b36602322
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)968246518
  • jstor0252099370

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