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ERIC Number: ED002101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 1
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SCHOOL SEGREGATION IN BERKELEY.
UNDER PRESSURE FROM CORE, THE BERKELEY SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ESTABLISHED A CITIZENS' COMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE AND PRESENT FACTS REGARDING THE EXTENT AND THE EFFECTS OF SCHOOL DE FACTO SEGREGATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE HOUSING PATTERN AND THE BOUNDARY LINES OF THE SCHOOLS HAD RESULTED IN THE ENROLLMENT OF 79 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS IN SEGREGATED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, TWO SEGREGATED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, ONE INTEGRATED JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. THERE IS ONLY ONE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. STRIKING DIFFERENCES IN ACHIEVEMENT WERE FOUND BETWEEN WHITE AND MINORITY GROUP STUDENTS. THE SCHOOLS DID NOT DIFFER IN CLASS CHARACTERISTICS OR TURNOVER. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN THE HOMES WERE PARTLY RESPONSIBLE. ABILITY GROUPING IS A COMMON PRACTICE IN THE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOL. AT WILLARD, THE ONLY JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL WHERE THE PERCENTAGE OF NEGROES APPROXIMATES THE CITYWIDE PERCENTAGE, ABILITY GROUPING RESULTS IN RACIAL SEGREGATION. THE WHITE STUDENTS ARE USUALLY IN THE HIGH-ABILITY GROUPS, WHILE THE NEGRO STUDENTS ARE USUALLY IN THE LOW-ABILITY GROUPS.
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Berkeley)