Urban School Reform: Educational Agenda for Tomorrow’s America
Mario D. Fantini joined the regular staff of the Ford Foundation in 1965. In May, 1967, he was appointed Executive Secretary of New York Mayor John Lindsay’s Advisory Panel on Decentralization of the New York City Schools, and became Staff Director of the report, “Reconnection for Learning: A Community School System for New York City” (the Bundy Report). In 1968, Dr. Fantini was named as a member of the National Advisory Council of Supplementary Centers and Services by President Lyndon Johnson. He has served as a consultant to the Task Force on Urban Education of the National Education Association, among other projects, and as a consultant on decentralization in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and New York City. Among his many books are: Designing Education for Tomorrow’s Cities (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1970) ; he has co-authored The Disadvantaged: Challenge to Education (New York: Harper and Row, 1968), and Making Urban Schools Work (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1968).
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Mario D. Fantini; Urban School Reform: Educational Agenda for Tomorrow’s America. Current History 1 November 1970; 59 (351): 267–272. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.1970.59.351.267
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