DAVID BENSMAN teaches in the Department of Labor Studies and Employment Relations of the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. He is the author of The Practice of Solidarity: American Hat Finishers in the Nineteenth Century, and co-author (with Roberta Lynch) of Rusted Dreams: Hard Times in a Steel Community. He was also one of the coauthors of volume 2 of Who Built America? In addition to writing on labor history and labor relations, Professor Bensman has written several studies on education and school reform, including Quality Education in the Inner-City, and three monographs published by the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools and Teaching (NCREST), including Lives of the Graduates of the Central Park East School, Learning to Think Well, and Building a Family-School Partnership in a Bronx Elementary School. The last is part of the NCREST Series on Cultural Interchange.