Ansley Erickson

Teachers College, Columbia University

Erickson will write a narrative history of public education in New York City by focusing on one school –Wadleigh, in Harlem–over its 125-year lifespan. Erickson will explore the promises and limitations of democratic decision-making about schooling, particularly in the context of U.S. racism, by tracing major shifts in school governance, waves of school reform, and enduring community advocacy, as she addresses a crucial question: who decides?


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