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Takeover: Race, Education, and American Democracy

Domingo Morel


State takeovers of local school districts emerged in the late 1980s. Although many major U.S. cities have experienced state takeovers of their local school districts, we know little about the political causes and consequences of state takeovers. Relying on historical analysis, case studies, and quantitative analysis, the book offers the first systematic study of state takeovers of local school districts. It shows that although the justifications for state takeovers have generally been based on concerns with poor academic performance, questions of race and political power played a critical role ... More

Keywords: state takeover, education, school board, urban regime, political empowerment, centralization, decentralization, race, black, Latino

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190678975
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190678975.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Domingo Morel, author
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Rutgers University