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From The S Through World War II, The Greatest Hopes Of American Progressive Reformers Lay Not In The Government, The Markets, Or Other Seats Of Power But In Urban School Districts And Classrooms The Importance Of Being Urban Focuses On Four Western School Systems In Denver, Oakland, Portland, And Seattle And Their Efforts To Reconfigure Public Education In The Face Of Rapid Industrialization And The Perceived Perils GDA Of The Modern City In An Era Of Accelerated Immigration, Shifting Economic Foundations, And Widespread Municipal Shake Ups, Reformers Argued That The Urban School District Could Provide The Broad Blend Of Social, Cultural, And Educational Services Needed To Prepare Students For Twentieth Century Life These School Districts Were A Crucial Force Not Only In Orchestrating Educational Change, But In Delivering On The Promise Of Democracy David A Gamson S Book Provides Eye Opening Views Of The Histories Of American Education, Urban Politics, And The Progressive Era