Walking in Circles: The Black Struggle to School Reform

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In this examination of the American school system, a career education expert determines how a variety of federal, state, and local policies and initiatives have affected disadvantaged inner-city youth and broadened the achievement gap between black and white students. A work in progress for 20 years, this commentary is built upon a core philosophy that all children can learn but that systematic inequalities have not yet been overcome. Known for her dedication in bringing equal opportunity to underserved children, the author lays the groundwork for future success in improving an imbalanced system.

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Barbara A. Sizemore was a teacher and an administrator with Chicago Public Schools from 1947 1972. The following year in Washington, DC, she became the first African-American woman to be appointed superintendent of a major city school system. She served as professor and interim chair of the Department of the Black Community, Research and Education at the University of Pittsburgh from 1977 1992, and dean of the School of Education at DePaul University in Chicago from 1992 1998.

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