Brown, Not White

School Integration and the Chicano Movement in Houston
Author: Guadalupe San Miguel
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781585444939
Category: History
Page: 298
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Strikes, boycotts, rallies, negotiations, and litigation marked the efforts of Mexican-origin community members to achieve educational opportunities and oppose discrimination in Houston schools in the early 1970s. The Houston Indendent School District sparked these responses when it circumvented a court order to desergregate by classifying Mexican American children as "white" and integrating them with African American children---leaving Anglosin segregated Schools. In Brown, Not White Guadalupe San Miguel, Jr., traces the evolution of the community's political activism in education during the Chicano movement era of the early 1970s. The political mobilization in Houston signaled a shift in the activist community's identity from the assimilationists "Mexican American Generation" to the rising Chicano movement. It also introduced Mexican American Interests into educational policy making and the national desegregation struggles. This important study will engage those interested in public school policy as well as scholarsof Mexican American history and the history of desegregation in America. "Brown, Not White contributes significantly to the history of the Chicano movement and school desegregation in the American West and is a must read forpublic school officials, community activits, and educators interested in seeking educationl equality for all groups, including Mexican Americans."---Western Historical Quarterly "San Miguel has written a fascinating and important account of the Chicano huelga in Houston, one that illustrates Chicano activism in parts of Texas other than the Rio Grande Valley. Accessible yet sophisticated, this book reads well and functions at numerous levels..."---Journal of Southern History

Palmetto-leaves


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: 321
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Largely descriptive of the St. John's river region of Florida.

Houston Private and Select Public Schools


Author: Shelby Joe,Stephen Hayes
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304302075
Category: Education
Page: 306
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Now in its third edition, General Academic's comprehensive guide to Houston private and select public schools contains more than 300 pages of advice, analysis, school profiles, and more. Our publication should provide the basic building blocks for parents to jump-start their journey in researching, applying to, and selecting a school for their child. This third edition features profiles on 41 private and 23 select public schools in and around Houston's 610 Loop and Beltway 8 highways. General Academic is an academic consulting and supplementary education company based in Houston's Rice Village; it was founded in 2003.

Pure Murder


Author: Corey Mitchell
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
ISBN: 9780786018512
Category: True Crime
Page: 377
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Describes the brutal 1993 torture, rape, and murder of Jennifer Ertman and Elizabeth Pena, two innocent teenagers, whose bodies were discovered in a Houston park, and the gang of six young men who were arrested, tried, and convicted of the crime. Original.

Educational Assessment

Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability
Author: Robert J. Wright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412949173
Category: Education
Page: 563
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Educational Tests and Measurements in the Age of Accountability is a core text for use in a first level graduate course in educational measurement and testing. In addition to covering the topics traditionally found in core textbooks for this course, this text also provides coverage of contemporary topics (including national testing programs, international achievement comparisons, the value added assessment of schools and teachers, and the public policy debate on selective admissions vs. affirmative minority enrollment).

The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail

A Play
Author: Jerome Lawrence,Robert E. Lee
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809012235
Category: Drama
Page: 103
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The American naturalist's life and philosophy are revealed in a dramatic work which focuses on his symbolic act of civil disobedience in 1846.

Make Haste Slowly

Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston
Author: William Henry Kellar
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603447188
Category: Electronic books
Page: 242
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The Hogg Family and Houston

Philanthropy and the Civic Ideal
Author: Kate Sayen Kirkland
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292748460
Category: History
Page: 401
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Progressive former governor James Stephen Hogg moved his business headquarters to Houston in 1905. For seven decades, his children Will, Ima, and Mike Hogg used their political ties, social position, and family fortune to improve the lives of fellow Houstonians. As civic activists, they espoused contested causes like city planning and mental health care. As volunteers, they inspired others to support social service, educational, and cultural programs. As philanthropic entrepreneurs, they built institutions that have long outlived them: the Houston Symphony, the Museum of Fine Arts, Memorial Park, and the Hogg Foundation. The Hoggs had a vision of Houston as a great city—a place that supports access to parklands, music, and art; nurtures knowledge of the "American heritage which unites us"; and provides social service and mental health care assistance. This vision links them to generations of American idealists who advanced a moral response to change. Based on extensive archival sources, The Hogg Family and Houston explains the impact of Hogg family philanthropy for the first time. This study explores how individual ideals and actions influence community development and nurture humanitarian values. It examines how philanthropists and volunteers mold Houston's traditions and mobilize allies to meet civic goals. It argues that Houston's generous citizens have long believed that innovative cultural achievement must balance aggressive economic expansion.

The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps


Author: United States Postal Service
Publisher: Harper Resource
ISBN: 9780060528256
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 576
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Presents an overview of the different stamps issued by the U.S. Postal Service, including commemorative stamps.

Texas School Finance Reform

An IDRA Perspective
Author: Jose A. Cardenas
Publisher: Intercultural Development Research Association (Idra)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 386
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A master story-teller, Dr. Jose A. Cardenas, offers us an insider's view of the 28-year history of school finance in Texas. Dr. Cardenas is the founder & director emeritus of IDRA & is the only person who has been actively involved in the entire school finance reform effort since the early days of the RODRIGUEZ VS. SAN ANTONIO ISD litigation when he was superintendent of the Edgewood Independent School District. More than a history, this book provides a blueprint for persons interested in bringing about future reform in schools & other social institutions. Beginning with a description of the Texas system in 1950, the account covers court cases, legislation, & advocacy efforts & concludes with the status & future of school finance reform. Personal vignettes sprinkled throughout offer glimpses of those special untold moments that impacted history. Much of this volume - including the myths of school finance & lessons learned - relate to reform efforts in other states as well. Dr. James A. Kelly, president of the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, provides a foreword, "Fighting the Good Fight," describing Dr. Cardenas as a trailblazer & pioneer. (ISBN 1-878550-63-2; 1997; 387 pages; hardback) Distributed exclusively by the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA); 210-684-8180; FAX: 210-684-5389; E-mail: [email protected]; URL: www.idra.org.

First Monday in October

A Comedy-drama in Two Acts
Author: Jerome Lawrence,Robert Edwin Lee
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 9780573609244
Category: American drama
Page: 91
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Every Kid Can Win


Author: Terry Orlick,Cal Botterill
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 9780882294711
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 186
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Greenbrier Pioneers and Their Homes


Author: Ruth Woods Dayton
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 080634668X
Category: History
Page: 383
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This new publication provides a list of the major genealogy and local history collections throughout the state of New Hampshire. The arrangement is by county and immediately thereunder by municipality. For each of New Hampshire's ten counties the compiler gives the addresses and phone numbers of the Registrar of Deeds and Registrar of Probate. In the majority of cases, the information listed under the towns and cities consists of the community's date of foundation, mailing address and phone number of the city or town clerk, prior names for that community, and a succinct listing of the city/town's principal genealogy repositories.

Cheerleaders in Action


Author: Jen Jones
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1429652748
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
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"Simple text and photographs describe the origins of cheerleading and what today's cheerleaders do"--Provided by publisher.