Short Bibliography on American Education in the Mid Twentieth Century

Jean Anyon.  Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform  (1997)
Lawrence Cremin.  American Education: The Metropolitan Experience, 1876-1980  (1988)
Larry Cuban.  How Teachers Taught: Constancy and Change in American Classrooms, 1880-1990  2nd ed. (1993)
William W. Cutler.  Parents and Schools.  The 150-year Struggle for Control in American Education (2000)
Ronald P. Formisano.  Boston Against Busing: Race, Class, and Ethnicity in the 1960's and 1970's  (1991)
J. Anthony Lukas.  Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families  (1985)
Gerald Grant.  The World We Created at Hamilton High  (1988)
Michael Johanek & John L. Puckett, Leonard Covello and the Making of Benjamin Franklin High School: Education as if Citizenship Mattered (2007)

Jeffrey Mirel.  The Rise and Fall of an Urban School System  (1993)
Adam R. Nelson.  The Elusive Ideal: Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston's Public Schools, 1950-1985 (2005)
James T. Patterson.  Brown v Board of Education: A Civil Rights Milestone and its Troubled Legacy  (2001)
Diane Ravitch.  The Great School Wars: New York City, 1805-1973  (1974)
Diane Ravitch. The Troubled Crusade: American Education, 1945-1980 (1983)
William J. Reese.  America's Public Schools: From the Common School to No Child Left Behind  (2005)
John L. Rudolph.  Scientists in the Classroom: The Cold War and American Science Education  (2002)
Amanda I. Seligman.  Block by Block: Neighborhoods and Public Policy on Chicago's West Side (2005)
Joel Spring.  The Sorting Machine: National Education Policy Since 1945  (1976)
David B. Tyack.  The One Best System: A History of American Urban Education  (1974)