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Fabricant, Michael

Overview
Works: 14 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 4,164 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: LB2806.36, 371.050973
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Most widely held works by Michael Fabricant
Austerity blues : fighting for the soul of public higher education by Michael Fabricant( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public higher education in the postwar era was a key economic and social driver in American life, making college available to millions of working men and women. Since the 1980s, however, government austerity policies and politics have severely reduced public investment in higher education, exacerbating inequality among poor and working-class students of color, as well as part-time faculty. In Austerity Blues, Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier examine these devastating fiscal retrenchments nationally, focusing closely on New York and California, both of which were leaders in the historic expansion of public higher education in the postwar years and now are at the forefront of austerity measures. Fabricant and Brier describe the extraordinary growth of public higher education after 1945, thanks largely to state investment, the alternative intellectual and political traditions that defined the 1960s, and the social and economic forces that produced austerity policies and inequality beginning in the late 1970s and 1980s. Over the past twenty years, tuition and related student debt have climbed precipitously and degree completion rates have dropped. Not only has this new austerity threatened public universities' ability to educate students, Fabricant and Brier argue, but it also threatens to undermine the very meaning and purpose of public higher education in offering poor and working-class students access to a quality education in a democracy
Organizing for educational justice : the campaign for public school reform in the South Bronx by Michael Fabricant( )

10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 1980s, strategies for improving public education in America have focused on either competition through voucher programs and charter schools or standardization as enacted into federal law through No Child Left Behind. These reforms, however, have failed to narrow the performance gap between poor urban students and other children. In response, parents have begun to organize local campaigns to strengthen the public schools in their communities. One of the most original, successful, and influential of these parent-led campaigns has been the Community Collaborative to Improve District 9 (
Charter schools and the corporate makeover of public education : what's at stake? by Michael Fabricant( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book will reset the discourse on charter schooling by systematically exploring the gap between the promise and the performance of charter schools. The authors do not defend the public school system, which for decades has failed primarily poor children of color. Instead, they use empirical evidence to determine whether charter schooling offers an authentic alternative for these children. In concise chapters, they address a series of important questions related to the recent ascent of charter schools and the radical restructuring of public education. This essential introduction includes a detailed history of the charter movement, an analysis of the politics and economics driving the movement, documentation of actual student outcomes, and alternative images of transforming public education to serve all children. This book features: (1) An overview of the key issues surrounding the charter school movement; (2) a reframing of the recent discourse on public school reform; (3) a comprehensive comparison examining the promises of charter schooling against the empirical evidence; (4) An examination of how charter schools impact communities of color and larger public school systems in poor urban areas; and (5) An exploration of the relationships among the rapid ascendance of charter reform, economic decline, and fiscal austerity. [Foreword by Deborah Meier.]
Working under the safety net : policy and practice with the new American poor by Stephen Burghardt( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York city by Michael Fabricant( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The findings contained in this book extend well beyond just settlement houses. The tension between the ever more restrictive business practices required by government contracts and the provision of effective social services is a powerful trend in the larger world of nonprofit agencies. Michael B. Fabricant and Robert Fisher offer a ground-level exploration of the complexity of developing and implementing a service-based community-building agenda in a hostile climate. Community building, they argue, will be the most important social service work of the twenty-first century. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews with directors and staff members of social service and nonprofit agencies throughout New York City, Settlement Houses Under Siege makes the case for a holistic view of the structural pressures confronting poor communities, one that seeks not only to reposition the idea of social service and revision social assets in a conservative age but also to pose important questions about our broader civic life
The changing politics of education : privatization and the dispossessed lives left behind by Michael Fabricant( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The authors persuasively argue that the present cascade of reforms to public education is a consequence of a larger intention to shrink government. The startling result is that more of public education's assets and resources are moving to the private sector and to the prison industrial complex. Drawing on various forms of evidence structural, economic, narrative, and youth-generated participatory research the authors reveal new structures and circuits of dispossession and privilege that amount to a clear failure of present policy. Policymaking is at war with the interests of the vast majority of citizens, and especially with urban youth of color. In the final chapter the authors explore democratic principles and offer examples essential to mobilizing, in solidarity with educators, youth, communities, labor, and allied social movements, the kind of power necessary to contest the present direction of public education reform."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Deinstitutionalizing delinquent youth by Michael B Fabricant( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juvenile injustice : dilemmas of the family court system by Michael Fabricant( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report, based on a study of delinquency cases in the Bronx and Brooklyn family courts, examines the juvenile justice system in New York City. The study considered the following questions; (1) To what extent were problems being experienced by the court at various stages in the processing of cases? and (2) To what underlying forces might the problems be attributed? Following interviews with lawyers, corporation council members, probation officers, district attorneys, and judges, a tracking study of 500 juvenile offenders was conducted. Typically, the youngsters selected came from low income, single parent families. Findings include a review of print media accounts of the alleged breakdown of decision making in New York's family courts, and the outcomes of cases. Also examined are: (1) the extent to which the delay and incidence of dismissals can be explained on the basis of inefficient bureaucratic procedure and environmental demands; (2) the question of whether the court's malfunction can be traced to the advantaged position of the Legal Aid Society's defense attorney relative to that of the corporation counsel or prosecuting attorney; and (3) the issue of relative advantage in the family court adversarial relationship with regard to the differential success of public defenders and prosecutors in delinquency proceedings. Included as an appendix is a detailed discussion of juvenile justice reform in New York State. (JCD)
Working under the safety net : policy and practice with the new American poor by Stephen Burghardt( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A settlement movement beseiged : sustaining neighborhoods and organizations in New York City by Michael Fabricant( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of grassroots leadership development : A case study of a training program's effort to integrate theory and method by Eric Zachary( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postmodernism and clinical social work by Anne Rosen Noran( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The welfare state crisis and the transformation of social service work( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing for educational justice - the campaign for public school reform by Michael Fabricant( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Organizing for educational justice : the campaign for public school reform in the South Bronx
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Settlement houses under siege : the struggle to sustain community organizations in New York cityA settlement movement beseiged : sustaining neighborhoods and organizations in New York CityThe welfare state crisis and the transformation of social service workOrganizing for educational justice - the campaign for public school reform
Alternative Names
Fabricant, Michael

Fabricant, Michael B.

Languages
English (55)