Milwaukee is the birthplace of the school voucher movement and epicenter of experimentation in school choice. Yet a wide range of options does not guarantee a good education-indeed, at a time when the city's families have more educational options than ever, its impoverished students still struggle to succeed and stay in school. In Educating Milwaukee, author James K. Nelsen chronicles how competing visions of equity and excellence have played out in one city's schools in the modern era. He bridges the history of education and the civil rights movement with scholarship on busing, magnet schools, and the voucher movement, and in doing so offers both a cautionary tale and a "choice" example for schools nationwide. Book jacket.
Wisconsin Historical Society
How One City's History of Segregation and Struggle Shaped Its Schools