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ERIC Number: ED002286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Pages: 12
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THE CHESTER CASE.
THE VERBATIM FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, AND DECISION OF THE PENNSYLVANIA HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION WITH ITS FINAL ORDER IN THE CHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT CASE, WERE REPORTED. THE AREAS STUDIED WERE--SCHOOL BOUNDARIES, POPULATION FACTORS, CLASS SIZE, ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY RECRUITMENT, TEXTBOOK USE, ORIGIN OF THE SEGREGATED SCHOOL SUSTEM, AND PROPOSALS FOR DESEGREGATION, BUSING, AND OTHER FACTORS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SEPARATION OF THE RACES AND THE DIFFERENCES IN THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION OF NEGRO AND WHITE PUPILS. THE UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES DEPRIVED NEGROES IN CHESTER OF THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS CHARGED WITH ASSIGNING ONLY NEGRO TEACHERS AND CLERKS TO ALL-NEGRO SCHOOLS, MAINTAINING SEGREGATED ALL-NEGRO SCHOOLS WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, ESTABLISHING SCHOOL ZONES CONFINING THE NEGRO TO ALL-NEGRO SCHOOOS, FAILING TO PROVIDE ENOUGH KINDERGARTENS TO ACCOMMODATE NEGRO CHILDREN IN CHESTER, PERPETUATING THE INFERIOR PHYSICAL CONDITION OF ALL-NEGRO SCHOOL BUILDINGS, AND FAILING TO ADOPT ANY PLAN UNDER WHICH THE SCHOOLS IT ADMINISTERS WOULD BE COMPLETELY DESEGREGATED WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME. THESE CHARGES OF DISCRIMINATION WERE UPHELD. CHARGES THAT TEXTBOOKS USED DID NOT ADEQUATELY PORTRAY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE NEGRO TO AMERICAN HISTORY, AND THAT NO NEGRO SUPERVISORS OR ADMINISTRATORS HAD BEEN APPOINTED WERE DISMISSED. THE CHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT, THROUGH ITS SCHOOL BOARD, OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES, WAS TO TAKE SPECIFIED STEPS TO CORRECT THE UNLAWFUL PRACTICES WITH WHICH IT WAS CHARGED. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "INTEGRATED EDUCATION," ISSUE 13, FEBRUARY 1965.
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Identifiers: PENNSYLVANIA; Pennsylvania (Chester)