ERIC Number: ED045770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Community Control: The Black Demand for Participation in Large American Cities.
Altshuler, Alan A.
In this book, Chapter 1, "The Issues," discusses such questions as: Would community control be a step toward racial separatism, intensify social friction, be anti-libertarian, be inimical to government honesty, equity, and professionalism, reduce the capacity of local government for vigorous action and for action based on citywide considerations, or, prove a dead end for blacks themselves? Chapter 2, "The Framework," focuses on the ideal of widespread political participation, the exclusion of blacks from full membership in American society, the persistence of ethnicity in American society, political decentralization, and the American unwillingness to forego political representation in dealing with political bureaucracies. Chapter 3 discusses the concrete interests of those opposing and proposing community control. Chapter 4, "Plausible Options," analyzes the problems of defining neighborhoods, establishing mechanisms of representation and accountability, and the general areas of finance, personnel, and contracting. Chapter 5, "A Personal Statement," discusses the following questions: Would community control be conducive to racial peace, to the development of black skills and incomes, and to the improvement of other conditions in the ghettos? (JM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Black Education, Black Power, Community Control, Contracts, Decentralization, Educational Finance, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Relations, Neighborhood Schools, Parent Participation, Political Issues, Racial Relations, School Personnel, School Policy, Urban Schools
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