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Uncivil Rights: Teachers, Unions, and Race in the Battle for School Equity

Jonna Perrillo


Almost fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education, a wealth of research shows that minority students continue to receive an unequal education. At the heart of this inequality is a complex and often conflicted relationship between teachers and civil rights activists, examined fully in this book, which traces the tensions between the two groups in New York City from the Great Depression to the present. While movements for teachers' rights and civil rights were not always in conflict, this book uncovers the ways they have become so, brought about both by teachers who have come to see civil rig ... More

Keywords: unequal education, minority students, inequality, civil rights activists, New York City, teachers' rights, education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780226660714
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226660738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonna Perrillo, author