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Streetwise for Book Smarts: Grassroots Organizing and Education Reform in the Bronx
by Celina Su
In Streetwise for Book Smarts, Celina Su examines the efforts of parents and students who sought to improve the quality of education in their local schools by working with grassroots organizations and taking matters into their own hands. In these organizations, everyday citizens pursued not only education reform but also democratic accountability and community empowerment. ...more
Hardcover, 246 pages
Published May 21st 2009 by Cornell University Press
(first published May 2009)
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Jul 18, 2009 Barbara Green rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in community organizing, collective action, and/or social change
This book is an important addition to the community organizing and grassroots social change literature, and an incredibly useful tool for practitioners interested in more critical self-reflection. Moving beyond strict structural explanations, Streetwise offers a clear and compelling look at comparitive organizational cultures of four Bronx social change organizations (SCOs) as a way to understand their values, visions, and, to a degree, their results. Celina Su strikes a nice balance between rec ...more