ERIC Number: ED393748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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Teachers and Parents: The Milwaukee Experience.
This booklet tells of the 1987 struggle teachers and parents of a racially-integrated, working-class neighborhood of Milwaukee faced when the central administration of the Milwaukee Public Schools announced the closing of the neighborhood school. Parents and teachers dreamed of a decent school that children would want to attend, in an integrated neighborhood, teaching children to be bilingual in Spanish and English, using cooperative and innovative methods, governed by a council of parents and teachers. La Escuela Fratney grew from the tradition of a long history of progressivism in Wisconsin. The struggles for Fratney School are recounted with both its successes and challenges that lie ahead. (EH)
Descriptors: Activism, Bilingual Education, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Heritage Education, Local History, Multicultural Education, Politics of Education, Public Schools, School Community Relationship, Social Action, Whole Language Approach
Workshop Center, Room 4/220, North Academic Center, City College School of Education, New York, NY 10031 ($5).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI
Note: The 1991 Catherine Molony Memorial Lecture.