ERIC Number: ED023759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Process of Change; The Story of School Desegregation in Syracuse, New York.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report describes the events leading up to the desegregation of the public elementary and junior high schools in Syracuse and the effects and implications of the desegregation process. School officials were influenced in favor of school desegregation by the negative results of an extensive compensatory education program at a segregated junior high school. The 1965-1966 desegregation plan involved the closing of two predominantly Negro schools and the busing of about 900 elementary and junior high school pupils to integrated schools. Other Syracuse efforts towards educational equality included a special academic program to attract high ability Negro and white students to a formerly Negro elementary school and enriched elementary classes conducted on the Syracuse University campus. The report discusses the reactions of the Negro and white communities to desegregation, the effects of busing on the school program, the preservation of educational standards, and the leadership role of the school staff. Also discussed are the interracial tensions in the classrooms and the importance of the teacher's preparation for work in desegregated schools. The construction of educational parks to replace existing elementary schools is proposed. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Desegregation, Compensatory Education, Data, De Facto Segregation, Educational Finance, Educational Parks, Educational Quality, Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Public Opinion, Reading Achievement, School Desegregation, Teacher Responsibility, Transfer Programs, Urban Areas
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($.30)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: New York; New York (Syracuse)