Charles L. Glenn is professor of educational leadership, teaching courses in education history and US and comparative policy. From 1970 to 1991 he was director of urban education and equity efforts for the Massachusetts Department of Education, including administration of over $200 million in state funds for magnet schools and desegregation, and initial responsibility for the nation’s first state bilingual education mandate and the law forbidding race and sex discrimination in education.
His research in Europe and North America focuses on urban schooling, parental choice, schooling of linguistic and racial minority pupils, religion and education, history and sociology of education, reconciling national standards with school autonomy and distinctiveness, school desegregation and equity.
He is vice president of an international organization promoting educational freedom and the right to education and serves on the Massachusetts Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights.
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