ERIC Number: ED045779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Emergency School Assistance Program: An Evaluation.
American Friends Service Committee, Washington, DC.; National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
This report, prepared by a group of private organizations concerned with the problems of race, education, and poverty, is an evaluation of the first months of the administration of the Emergency School Assistance Program (ESAP). The report is based upon personal visits to nearly 300 school districts receiving ESAP grants by attorneys and other persons experienced in school desegregation problems, and upon a review of the grant proposals of over 350 successful applicant districts. Serious defects in the administration of the program were reported: many grants have gone to districts engaging in serious and widespread racial discrimination; funds have been used to support projects which are racist in their conception and which will resegregate black students within integrated schools; and, a substantial portion of the funds have not been used for desegregation emergencies, but rather for general aid to education. It is recommended that before any additional money is spent, mistakes ought to be corrected at least in requiring civil rights compliance by recipient districts. [Not available in hard copy due to the size of the print of the original document.] (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: American Friends Service Committee, Washington, DC.; National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.
Identifiers: American Friends Service Committee; Emergency School Aid Act 1972