The Urban Review

, Volume 4, Issue 2, pp 9–17 | Cite as

Student rebels vs school defenders a partisan account

  • Miriam Wasserman
  • John Reimann


Student Rebel 
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    Both sets of demands as published in the H. S.Free Press, Issue Number 8, April–May 1969.Google Scholar
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    Sources for the three incidents are: Interview with Ira Glasser of the New York Civil Liberties Union for the Cleaver incident; the press and interview with the Mamis family for the Mamis incident; mass meeting of Bronx high school students and parents, daily press, and NYHSFree Press, Number 7, for the Dicks incident.Google Scholar
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    My sources for statements regarding suspensions of students and transfers of teachers are mainly firsthand: teachers, students or their parents, and community activists. In addition, theFree Press, local student papers, and various community control newsletters reported these events. While I only checked out a few of them by going to the persons involved, the number of reports of such events that flooded the city during that year was clear evidence that something untoward was going on. The daily press, which regularly reported student `violence' and also school drug traffic, did not cover the action on the other side of the guerilla war.Google Scholar
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    Report of the Committee on Student Unrest of the High School Principals Association of the City of New York. Unanimously approved and adopted at its meeting of Jan. 16, 1969. Mimeographed.Google Scholar
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    “Fact Sheet: School Crisis at Franklin K. Lane and Canarsie High Schools.” Metropolitan Applied Research Center, March 18, 1969, mimeographed.Google Scholar
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    Newsletter, “Things in School That Parents Don't Know About!” District 1 Community School Council, Vol, 1, No. 1, January 27, 1969.Google Scholar
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    In addition to newspaper accounts of the Lane incident, I have drawn for my explanation of it on interviews with black and white students; theUnited Teacher, organ of the UFT; “Fact Sheet: School Crisis at Franklin K. Lane and Canarsie High Schools,” Metropolitan Applied Research Council, March 18, 1969, mimeographed; and an article “F-k Lane,” NYHSFree Press, Number 6.Google Scholar

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© Miriam Wasserman 1969

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  • John Reimann

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