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ERIC Number: ED209758
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Race and Residence Influence Opinions of City Residency Ruling.
Ogletree, Earl J.; And Others
A Chicago (Illinois) Board of Education rule effective September 1, 1980, requires that all employees, except those then living in the suburbs, must reside within the city limits of Chicago. The authors surveyed 188 teachers and administrators in the Chicago school system to determine their reactions to the ruling. While controlling for race, sex, residence, occupation, and other variables, they sought respondents' attitudes on their willingness to change residence, the rights of individuals and of the city, their own schools' quality, and the likely effects of the board's ruling on integration, school-community relations, quality of city and school life, and school system funding. The findings indicate that most educators opposed the residency requirement but that opinions varied by race and residence; that most respondents believed the board's policy would not improve the schools; and that most felt the ruling violated their individual rights. Respondents were undecided, however, about whether they would move or quit because of the residency requirement. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL