ERIC Number: ED333056
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Bronson Settlement 1989-90.
Evans, Robert W.
This report, compiled by the settlement facilitator, documents progress for year six of the 7-year Bronson Agreement. The agreement was entered into to settle the litigation entitled Mona Bronson, et al. vs. Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati. Its major goals were the following: (1) continuing to reduce racial isolation of students in the Cincinnati Public Schools by providing educationally sound and integrated programs; (2) expanding and establishing new alternative schools and programs and informing students of their availability; (3) maintaining an open enrollment policy to improve racial balance; (4) maintaining staff racial balance; (5) using unbiased tests and policies; (6) making improvements in low-achieving schools; (7) facilitating participation in extracurricular activities; and (8) establishing a community-wide task force to elicit support for the agreement. The facilitator notes improvements that took place during the sixth year, including funneling new resources into the low-achieving schools and more involvement of plaintiffs in finding solutions to problems. He notes, however, the elimination of preschool from three low-achieving schools, a decision in conflict with the agreement, and the disappointing achievement gains of low-achieving schools in general, despite huge financial investments. Conscientious planning and administrative decision making committed to the spirit of the agreement are needed to prevent gains from being eroded. The report suggests that the parties involved consider which issues must continue to be monitored and provides recommendations. Nine appendixes containing supporting materials and statistics are included. (CJS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers: Cincinnati Public Schools OH