I worked for Boston Public Schools in the 1970's..It was just as tunmultous and political as this book describes. Mr. Cronin was obviously there and knows the past problems and the recent breakthroughs. i recommend that everyone interested in city schools read this important history of the movs improved urban school system in America.
An education on the history of education2008/3/27
Dr. Cronin has written several books and this is one of his finest efforts. An excellent retelling of the evolution of one of Americas oldest public school systems.