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ERIC Number: ED010784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 38
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Reference Count: 0
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THE EDUCATION OF MINORITY GROUP CHILDREN IN THE NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, 1965.
HARLEM PARENTS COMMITTEE
IN REVIEWING THE PROGRESS REPORT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION COMMISSION ON SCHOOL INTEGRATION, THE HARLEM PARENTS COMMITTEE, WHICH FEELS THAT A RACIALLY INTEGRATED SCHOOL IS NECESSARY FOR QUALITY EDUCATION, FINDS THAT THE COMMISSION'S RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE NOT BEEN CARRIED OUT ADEQUATELY. THE BOARD'S PROGRAMS TO DEVELOP QUALITY EDUCATION ARE STILL INADEQUATE BECAUSE THE PROPORTIONAL INCREASE OF SEGREGATION IN THE SCHOOLS IS GREATER THAN THE RISE IN THE NUMBER OF MINORITY GROUP STUDENTS. IN ADDITION, THE CONTINUING MAINTENANCE OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE PESSIMISTIC ATTITUDE OF THE STAFF IN MANY SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN FURTHER IMPEDIMENTS TO INTEGRATION. MOREOVER, THE BOARD'S OPEN ENROLLMENT AND FREE TRANSFER PLANS SUFFER FROM POOR PARENT-FACULTY ORIENTATION. THE FREE CHOICE POLICY IS LIMITED BY THE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE OPENINGS, PLACES THE BURDEN OF TRAVEL AND ADJUSTMENT ON THE DISADVANTAGED CHILD, ASSUMES PARENTS ARE QUALIFIED TO MAKE SUCH AN EDUCATIONAL DECISION, AND MAINTAINS THE PRESENTLY SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. ZONING AND CONSTRUCTION PLANS STILL FAVOR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL AND LIMIT INTEGRATION AND OPEN ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES. SOME ORGANIZATIONAL AND CURRICULUM PROGRAMS WHICH HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL, EVEN IN THEIR PRESENTLY LIMITED APPLICATIONS, ARE SPECIAL SERVICE SCHOOLS, ALL-DAY NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS, AND "MORE EFFECTIVE SCHOOLS." THIS REPORT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE HARLEM PARENTS COMMITTEE, LINCOLN STATION, POST OFFICE BOX 164, NEW YORK CITY, 10037. (NC)
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Identifiers: New York (New York)