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ERIC Number: ED001933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 32
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SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS CONFERENCE ON THE PRACTICAL PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL DESEGREGATION.
BRAIN, GEORGE B.; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE WAS TO CLARIFY THE ROLE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF DE FACTO SEGREGATION. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO IDENTIFY POSSIBLE GUIDELINES FOR STUDY, BASIC AREAS OF CONFLICT OR DISAGREEMENT, AND SOME POSSIBLE COURSES OF ACTION. THREE GROUPS WERE REPRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE--A GROUP OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS, A GROUP REPRESENTING FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND A GROUP OF NEGRO LEADERS. FEDERAL ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES EXPLAINED THEIR ROLE AS INSTIGATING AND UNDERWRITING RESEARCH, PROVIDING NEW LEGISLATION, AND EVENLY APPLYING LAWS PREVIOUSLY PASSED. THEY ALSO NOTED THAT RACE PROBLEMS COULD NOT BE SOLVED WITHOUT SOLVING SCHOOL PROBLEMS. NEGRO REPRESENTATIVES FELT THAT A BASIC UNDERSTANDING AND COMMITMENT WAS MISSING IN THE ATTEMPTS TO PROVIDE RACIAL EQUALITY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE NAACP URGED THE ABOLITION OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL, THE CREATION OF LARGE EDUCATIONAL PARKS, AND A DEFINITE STAEMENT OF POLICY BY THE LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS. THESE ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS SHOULD BE EXAMINED BY LOCAL BOARDS-GROUPING, PREKINDERGARTEN, FINIANCIAL NEEDS, LEGISLATION, PUPIL ENROLLMENT, GRADE ORGANIZATION, MATERIALS, PUBLIC INFORMATION, RESEARCH EFFORTS, STAFF POSITION, AND TEACHER RECRUITMENT. SCHOOL BOARDS SHOULD SHOW LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY PLANNING BY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY IS REQUIRED TO DEAL WITH RACE AND SCHOOL PROBLEMS.
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Authoring Institution: Baltimore City Public Schools, MD.
Identifiers: Maryland (Baltimore)