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ERIC Number: ED012740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 286
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Reference Count: 0
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RACIAL ISOLATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, VOLUME 1.
HANNAH, JOHN A.; AND OTHERS
THE FINDINGS OF A STUDY OF RACIAL ISOLATION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE DISCUSSED. THE STUDY FOCUSED ON (1) THE EXTENT OF RACIAL SEGREGATION IN THE SCHOOLS AND THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT OF NEGRO AND WHITE SCHOOL CHILDREN, (2) FACTORS WHICH INTENSIFY AND PERPETUATE SEGREGATION, (3) THE EFFECTS OF SEGREGATED SCHOOLING ON CHILDREN'S EDUCATION, ATTITUDES, AND INTERRACIAL ASSOCIATIONS, AND (4) PROGRAMS TO REMEDY EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE AND RELIEVE SEGREGATION. ALONG WITH THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY OF THESE CONCERNS, THE REPORT DISCUSSES THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL SEGREGATION--THE ROLE OF THE STATES, JUDICAL DECISIONS, AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTION. ALTHOUGH DATA FOR THIS STUDY WERE GATHERED IN MORE THAN 100 COMMUNITIES OF VARYING SIZE AND RACIAL COMPOSITION, GREATEST ATTENTION WAS GIVEN TO SCHOOL SEGREGATION IN METROPOLITAN AREAS. IN GENERAL, THE FINDINGS SHOWED THAT NEGRO CHILDREN HAVE LOWER ACHIEVEMENT, ASPIRATIONS, AND SELF-ESTEEM THAN WHITES, AND FACE GREATER BARRIERS IN BEING UNDERSTOOD IN SCHOOL AND IN THE COMMUNITY. IMMEDIATE ACTION IS RECOMMENDED FOR NEW LEGISLATION (1) TO REMOVE RACIAL IMBALANCE IN THE SCHOOLS, (2) TO ESTABLISH A UNIFORM STANDARD OF RACIAL BALANCE FOR EACH STATE, AND (3) TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL HELP FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION AND FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL QUALITY. FAIR HOUSING LEGISLATION AND APPROPRIATIONS FOR LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME HOUSING UNITS WHICH WOULD BE LOCATED SO AS TO REDUCE SCHOOL SEGREGATION ARE ALSO RECOMMENDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20302, FOR $1.00. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA