ERIC Number: ED231027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation in Texas: The Implementation of "United States v. State of Texas." Policy Research Project Report Number 51.
Schott, Richard L.
In "United States v. State of Texas," a federal judge in 1971 handed down a statewide desegregation order affecting over 1,000 Texas school districts, to be enforced by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Chapter 1 of this evaluation of the order's implementation begins with the national background and local history of the case and then outlines the court order's directives on district boundary changes, extracurricular activities, faculty and staff, curriculum and compensatory education, complaints and grievances, notification, jurisdiction, and student transfers, transportation, and assignment. Chapter 2 discusses TEA's role in the implementation of the order, including enforcement of the order through TEA's Technical Assistance Division, enforcement procedures used, and implementation problems encountered. In chapter 3 the author uses statistical data, interviews, and site visits to 19 districts to assess the order's impact and effectiveness. He examines Texas school desegregation in the 1970s, districts with 66-percent-minority schools, administration of the order in the 19 districts, and district officials' attitudes toward TEA enforcement. Chapter 4 analyzes the order's effects and recommends improvements concerning implementation procedures, sanctions, and organizational structure. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Identifiers: Texas; Texas Education Agency; United States v State of Texas
Note: A Report by The School Desegregation in Texas Policy Research Project.