Baltimore’s Public Schools in a Time of Transition

Berkowitz Baltimore Public Schools in a Time of Transition (PDF)

Berkowitz, in this piece from the Maryland Historical Society’s magazine, offers a scholarly and well researched view of the period from the early 1950s to the crisis of 1974 when teachers went on strike.  Berkowitz describes a period of white flight from the city, protests over busing, and the increasing reliance on Federal dollars to fund city schools.