By Kate Rousmaniere
A research of lecturers' paintings in city faculties in a interval of severe institution reform, as lecturers and colleges coped with an ever-larger and various pupil physique. this article increases questions on the particular impression of faculty reform on instructing, curriculum, employment coverage and college management.
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Reformers also revised administrative regulations and managerial processes in order to make the local school as efficiently run as a local business, and just as accountable to the public. Politicians and government officials, social reformers, and the popular press heralded the New York City schools of the 1920s as bright intellectual and social machines that scientifically organized and monitored the work of teachers and students. Here was the epitome of modern scientific rationality and order, financial efficiency, and democratic opportunity.
Scientific rationality and technology would save the modern school. But teachers experienced otherwise. This book is organized around four recurring themes that characterized teachers' stories of their work in the 1920s. These themes were repeatedly highlighted by teachers as the basic organizational characteristics of city schools, and they serve as a kind of roadmap to the internal ordering of their labor. These themes, and not the visions of school reformers, provide the internalized narrative of city teachers' experiences at work.
Debs was arrested for delivering an antiwar speech and sentenced to 10 years in prison. In 1919, Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer initiated the notorious Red Scare, arresting thousands of political activists and alleged communists. S. government. In May 1920, two Italian-born anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested and charged with murder during the course of an armed robbery. The two men protested their innocence and claimed they were being persecuted for their political beliefs.