David L. Kirp on how Union City, New Jersey, became a model for educational innovation.
Like Montgomery County, Aldine, Texas dwarfs Union City in size, and its population is considerably more diverse.
Just as Union City did, it relied on its own, bringing its best teachers together.
All three approach the challenge with a Union City–like absence of superstars and fireworks, and all three are succeeding.
Three change-minded school systems—very different from one another and from Union City as well—illustrate this point.
Will you state briefly the circumstances attending the attack and surrender of Union City?
They had two pieces of artillery, but they did not have them at Union City.
A body of cavalry at Paducah were not mounted, and only part of those at Union City.
Baltimore, if not quite a Union City, at least ceased to be secessionist.
At Union City we changed cars, and arrived at Moscow just after dark.