William Frantz Public School: A Story of Race, Resistance, Resiliency, and Recovery in New Orleans (History of Schools and Schooling Book 65) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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William Frantz Public School narrates the struggles for civil rights that Ruby Bridges and this one school in New Orleans endured. But the authors’ account is also America’s story, its engagement with slavery prior to the Civil War, and the fight to ensure that systemic racism does not upend the progress the nation has made. The ‘before’ and ‘after’ Hurricane Katrina narrative of the evolution of neighborhood schools and the devolution in 2006 toward an all-charter school district is compelling. This meticulously researched book is a sober reminder that Martin Luther King’s metaphoric ‘arc’ leaning toward justice does not bend neatly.” ―Luis Mirón, President, Advisory Board Education Research Alliance, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

“Intense, captivating, and horrible in its reality, William Frantz Public School is a story overdue for the telling―a must read for those seeking to understand New Orleans’ history and the lingering impact of White racial superiority upon the Black community and city infrastructure.” ―Mercedes K. Schneider, Ph.D., Southern Louisiana native and author, School Choice: The End of Public Education?

“In this comprehensive study of a neighborhood school in New Orleans, authors Schaffer, White, and Viator take the reader from the Jim Crow South to the 21st century while reflecting on profound social and economic changes that affected the city over an 80-year span. The book details how William Frantz Public School, built upon a segregated foundation, grabbed the nation’s attention as a battleground of school desegregation. Ruby Bridges’ story became a familiar chapter in the Civil Rights Movement; however, the school and the community it served suffered greatly from lack of support, and William Frantz Public School again became a symbol of inequality of the American education system. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, changes in the city’s education system brought new challenges to the school. The authors’ incredible in-depth research weaves the stories of William Frantz Public School into an easy-to-understand narrative that builds upon scholarship surrounding education, segregation and desegregation, the Civil Rights Movement in New Orleans, and Hurricane Katrina. William Frantz Public School is a fascinating story of what one school would have to say about race, class, and education in America.” ―Phillip Cunningham, Head of Research Services, Amistad Research Center, New Orleans, LA
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Connie L. Schaffer graduated summa cum laude with a BS from Kansas State University. She earned her MS and EdD from the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). She taught middle and high school and is now a faculty member in the UNO College of Education.

Meg White has been an educator for over 30 years. She earned a BA from Marymount University, an MA from San Jose State University and an EdD from Northcentral University. Currently she is an Associate Professor of Education at Stockton University.

Martha Graham Viator earned a BA in history from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and an MA and PhD in history from Auburn University. Recently retired from Rowan University, she taught in the College of Education after teaching high school history in public schools.​

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08L9DJM1R
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; 1st edition (October 2, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 2, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7455 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 302 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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