ERIC Number: ED167659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Mar-19
Reference Count: 0
Induced Desegregation: Its Effects on White Pupil Population and Resegregation in the Memphis City School System.
Stephens, O. Z.
This report argues that recent court decisions and the subsequent implementation of desegregation plans have contributed to rapidly increasing resegregation of the public school population. Official enrollment data for the Memphis City School System from 1963 to 1976 is used to: (1) examine enrollments in light of induced desegregation from its inception in the 1972-73 school year to 1975-76; (2) project the racial composition of the school system, particularly white enrollment, for future planning purposes; and (3) identify some possible consequences of those projected enrollments as they relate to planning procedures. Taken into consideration are normal white attrition rates and the annexation of Raleigh area schools which represented 20 percent of the school system's total white enrollment. Numerous tables and graphs provide comparative enrollment data for grades 1-12 in the school system. Appendices include a list of 1975-76 private and parochial school enrollment figures, and black and white birth rates for Memphis and Shelby Counties (1959-1965). (EB)
Descriptors: Black Students, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Projections, Enrollment Trends, Racial Segregation, Racially Balanced Schools, Research Reports, School Desegregation, School Resegregation, Urban to Suburban Migration, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Tennessee (Memphis); White Flight
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original; Appendix A, pages 81-92 (copyrighted material) has been deleted