ERIC Number: ED164647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-23
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings, Conference on Public Policy and Education: The Making of Policy. Case Study: The Impact of Office of Civil Rights Rulings on Local Policy Making in Education.
Lachman, Seymour P., Ed.
This document presents an overview of issues concerning the relationship between Federal, State, and local governments in education, the impact of Office of Civil Rights' (OCR) rulings on educational policy-making in New York City, and views held by various individuals towards the impact of such rulings on local policy-making in education. Michael Usdan points out the impact of politics on such issues as educational finance, civil rights and affirmative action, church-state relationships, Federal influence, and teacher negotiations. Norman Redlich provides a geographical review of racial desegregation in the United States as an introduction to his case study presentation of New York City and Office of Civil Rights rulings. Ongoing litigation between the New York City Board of Education and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) concerning HEW's rejection of the Board's application for a basic grant under Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA) is described in the case study presentation. Critical responses and general views submitted by five individuals regarding this case are included. Also presented in relation to the local impact of OCR's rulings is a description of four conference workshops which dealt with various educational controversies and their relationship to OCR policy. Among the issues discussed in this section of the paper is the question of what constitutes the most appropriate criteria for the selection of staff. A bibliography of selected references is also included. (EB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Center for Advanced Study in Education.
Identifiers: New York (New York); Office for Civil Rights