ERIC Number: ED229852
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Toward Increased Voluntary Interdistrict Integration in New York State.
Hentschke, Guilbert C.; Lowe, William T.
Based on a conference held in November 1982, this document attempts to distill and include those thoughts, arguments, and data judged to be most helpful in formulating a plan for improving and expanding voluntary interdistrict school integration in New York State. The first 3 sections describe trends over 30 years in the amount of segregation, efforts to remedy segregation, and the ramifications of segregation. Section 4 considers existing models of interdistrict school desegregation: city/county federated districts, forced interdistrict transfers, and voluntary interdistrict transfers. The authors conclude that voluntary interdistrict transfer plans appear to be the most practical in New York State. Experiences from such programs in Boston, Hartford, Milwaukee, Rochester, and St. Louis are summarized and suggest that state-level legislation that fosters incentives for voluntary interdistrict programs is a major condition for their success. Finally, the general conditions for achieving voluntary interdistrict school desegregation are discussed. The appendixes contain names and addresses of the steering committee and participants, the conference program, provisions of a Wisconsin school desegregation law, and a model integration incentive act. (MLF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rochester Univ., NY. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Based, in part, on a conference sponsored by Project Urban-Suburban Interdistrict Transfer Program and funded by the Marie C. and Joseph C. Wilson Foundation.