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The Public Schools of Chicago
This book was a survey of the Chicago public schools done for the Board of Education of the City of Chicago. The first and only previous survey was put together in 1931-32, at a time when the Great Depression severely impacted school budgets. The Chicago Board of Education authorized this school survey in 1961. In 1963 Professor Robert J. Havighurst of the University of ...more
Paperback, 499 pages
Published 1964 by The Board of Education of the City of Chicago
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Excellent in-depth study of the Chicago public school system. When Havighurst was appointed to be director of the survey, School Superintendent Benjamin C. Willis balked. He felt he had not been consulted enough on the selection of Havighurst. It was in this atmosphere that Havighurst conducted the survey. As one can see, the subject of Chicago public schools has always been a hot topic. This tome is a nice historical refresher on Chicago public schools ... where we were and giving clues as to ...more