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ERIC Number: ED245027
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
Hearing before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Held in Rochester, New York, September 16-17, 1966.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This 1966 hearing was concerned primarily with two things: the effects on children of attending schools which are totally or predominantly of one race, and the broad range of remedial action being taken by school officials or proposed by citizens or citizen groups to eliminate racial imbalance. New York State school officials, as well as local school officials from Rochester and Syracuse, gave testimony on metropolitan-wide planning for schools, busing, compensatory education programs, teacher preparation, neighborhood schools, and the extent of Federal involvement in State and local school programs. Parents, teachers, community leaders, and representatives of civil rights organizations offered testimony about their problems and concerns, and evaluations of the schools' efforts to deal with racial isolation. Included in the exhibits entered into the record were a Civil Rights Commission staff report on issues related to racial imbalance in Syracuse and Rochester public schools, and two research reports on the effects of integration on reading achievement in Syracuse schools. (CMG)
Descriptors: Black Students, Busing, Compensatory Education, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Plans, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Government, Government Role, Hearings, Neighborhood Schools, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation, School Segregation, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Rochester City School District NY; Syracuse City Schools NY