ERIC Number: ED028231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Survey of School Desegregation in the Southern and Border States 1965-66.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
A 1966 report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights deals with the status of school desegregation standards under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The document reviews the judicial context of the rate and method of desegregation and describes the statement of policies issued by the U.S. Office of Education (OE). Also included are information about implementation of the policy statement, freedom of choice plans, and the compliance efforts of OE. The Commission's findings show that "not more than one Negro child out of every 13 in the Deep South actually attends school with white children." Moreover, this maintenance of school segregation is attributed to the manner in which free choice plans have operated in the South. OE is also criticized for its standards of acceptance of compliance plans and its failure to institute enforcement proceedings. The Commission offers eight recommendations for strengthening OE policies and procedures to assure compliance with existing laws. (NH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Civil Rights Act 1964; Office of Education