ERIC Number: ED187780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
"Access to Excellence": An Analysis and Commentary on the 1978-79 Program Proposals.
Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
This paper constitutes the Chicago Urban League's criticism of "Access to Excellence," the voluntary school desegregation plan proposed by the Chicago Board of Education. It is held that the plan will probably do more harm than good toward the desegregation of Chicago Public Schools. The Urban League claims that "Access to Excellence" is elitist in design, misleading in its goals, dishonest in character, and that it institutionalizes the prospect of continued second class status for most of Chicago's minority students. General concerns expressed about the plan include its lack of provision for mandatory participation by students, elitism in program design and placement, and the continued isolation of minority group students. Components of the plan are described and the number of programs to be initiated under each component, the number of student placements, and program costs are indicated. The desegregation potential of each component program is discussed. (MK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
Identifiers: Illinois (Chicago)
Note: For a related document, see UD 020 462.