ERIC Number: ED194497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Brown Decision, Pluralism, and the Schools in the 1980s.
Howe, Harold, II
The greatest effect of Brown v. Board of Education is that it removed race as a factor in making governmental decisions. Minority groups found greater solidarity and demanded their rights. This resulted in the myth of the melting pot being submerged by the myth of pluralism. Group identity can be mixed with society's ideals, which can then continue to support society. Two things must be kept in mind: schools don't control the forces which cause segregation, and minority opportunities will not improve simply by school desegregation. Recommended solutions include: linking housing policy with school desegregation, and development of housing and educational programs that make integration attractive. Educators will have to rely on themselves to make changes and to make integration work. (SAS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brown v Board of Education
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.