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ERIC Number: ED021009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 5
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THE CIVIL RIGHTS FIASCO IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, DESEGREGATION SINCE 1964.
LIEBERMAN, MYRON
THIS ARTICLE CRITICIZES THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION'S (USOE) "INEFFECTIVE" ENFORCEMENT OF SCHOOL DESEGREGATION AS REQUIRED UNDER THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, TITLE VI, AND THE DISCRIMINATORY DISTRIBUTION OF FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION. IT IS FELT THAT DESPITE THE NONDISCRIMINATION REQUIREMENTS OF SECTION 601 OF THE TITLE FEDERAL AID TO EDUCATION OFTEN "BLATANTLY" DISCRIMINATES AGAINST NEGRO STUDENTS. THE GUIDELINES FOR COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE VI, ISSUED IN APRIL 1965, ARE SAID TO BE INADEQUATE. LATER GUIDELINES (1966) ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT THE FAILURES OF THE FIRST SET IN ORDER TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE. HOWEVER, IT STILL APPEARS THAT ENFORCEMENT IS HAMPERED BY THE PROCEDURES REQUIRED FOR TERMINATING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN VIOLATION OF THE GUIDELINES. LACK OF A USOE ENFORCEMENT STAFF AND VACILLATION AT THE POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING LEVELS FURTHER DELAY THE DESEGREGATION MANDATED BY TITLE VI. MOREOVER, SINCE TITLE VI IS NOT SELF-ENFORCING, LOCAL ACTION ON A BROAD SCALE WILL BE NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT IT. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN THE "PHI DELTA KAPPAN," VOLUME 47, NUMBER 9, MAY 1966. (NH)
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Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; OFFICE OF EDUCATION