The Elusive Ideal
Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston's Public Schools, 1950-1985
An ambitious study that spans more than thirty years and covers all facets of educational policy, from legal battles to tax strategies, The Elusive Ideal provides a model from which future inquiries will proceed. A probing and provocative work of urban history with deep relevance for urban public schools today, Nelson's book reveals why equal educational opportunity remains such an elusive ideal.
--Maris Vinovskis, author of History and Educational Policymaking