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ERIC Number: ED212703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Parents Favor School Desegregation and Neighborhood Plan, But Reject Busing.
Ogletree, Earl J.; Mitchell, Bernice
A survey of parent attitudes toward desegregation of Chicago (Illinois) public schools was conducted among black, Hispanic and white parents in Chicago. Findings showed no significant difference in responses between the three ethnic groups. Parents favored school desegregation in general, but rejected busing and mandatory desegregation programs in favor of neighborhood schools and voluntary desegregation plans. Most parents did not believe that desegregation would increase academic achievement or help their children get along with children of other races. Over half of them thought that busing would cause middle-class whites to leave Chicago. The findings suggest that if meaningful desegregation is to be achieved in Chicago or in any urban area, an alternative to large scale busing must be found. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Chicago Public Schools IL