ERIC Number: ED045758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-12
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation: Louisiana and Mississippi. Report of NEA Task Force III.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
During a two-week period from September 14-26, 1970, the National Education Association Task Force visited a total of 70 school districts in Mississippi and Louisiana. Team members met with teachers, principals, parents, lay citizens, and civil rights and other community groups, and, wherever possible, they visited schools and conferred also with school officials. Although of necessity, much of the information was secondary, that which was used for this report was considered carefully screened for its validity. Among the eight hopeful aspects of desegregation found by the Task Force was the peaceful opening, for the most part, of Mississippi and Louisiana schools in September 1970, and the lessening of observable in-school segregation of students. Major problems of desegregation included the displacement of black educators in status positions, continuing displacement of black teachers, discriminatory treatment of students, continuing growth of the public school movement, the misuse of federal funds, and, lack of black representation on Boards of Education. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Louisiana; Mississippi; National Education Association