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Acquavita, Fred, 2003 June 25

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Call Number: RU 1055, Series Accession 2008-A-001
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[Aviary] Acquavita, Fred, 2003 June 25
[Aviary] Acquavita, Fred, 2003 June 25

Scope and Contents

Fred Acquavita started teaching in the New Haven Public Schools in 1968, part of a crop of young, radical teachers to enter the New Haven schools at that time. He discusses his radicalization as a teacher and member of the teachers' union, the New Haven Federation of Teachers, in which he served in leadership positions. He describes his conflicts with the Board of Education and "conservative" teachers, describes his attempts at progressive teaching in various schools across the city, and offers his perspectives on education and unionization.

Interviewer: Strohl, Nicholas

Length (min): 80, 5


  • 2003 June 25


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Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

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