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Mayors in the Middle:
Politics, Race, and Mayoral Control of Urban Schools
Edited by Jeffrey R. Henig & Wilbur C. Rich

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments vii
List of Contributors ix
PART 1 INTRODUCTION
Chapter One
Mayor-centrism in Context 3
Jeffrey R. Henig and Wilbur C. Rich
PART 2 CASE STUDIES
Chapter Two
Baltimore: The Limits of Mayoral Control 27
Marion Orr
Chapter Three
Chicago: The National "Model" Reexamined 59
Dorothy Shipps
Chapter Four
Boston: Agenda Setting and School Reform in a Mayor-centric System 96
John Portz
Chapter Five
Detroit: "There Is Still a Long Road to Travel, and Success Is Far from Assured." 120
Jeffrey Mirel
Chapter Six
Cleveland: Takeovers and Makeovers Are Not the Same 159
Wilbur C. Rich and Stefanie Chambers
Chapter Seven
Washington, D.C.: Race, Issue Definition, and School Board Restructuring 191
Jeffrey R. Henig
PART 3 THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES
Chapter Eight
Structure, Politics, and Policy: The Logic of Mayoral Control 221
Kenneth J. Meier
Chapter Nine
Mayors and the Challenge of Modernization 232
Clarence N. Stone
Chapter Ten
Concluding Observations: Governance Structure as a Tool, Not a Solution 249
Jeffrey R. Henig and Wilbur C. Rich
Index 267

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