ERIC Number: ED351427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Impact of School Desegregation in Milwaukee Public Schools on Quality Education for Minorities... 15 Years Later.
Wisconsin Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
This publication reports on the effects of school desegregation in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Public Schools 15 years after desegregation was introduced and focuses on the quality of education available for minorities. In particular, the report looks at desegregation and educational outcomes, interracial and human relations, the effect of housing patterns on school desegregation, and strategies such as school choice and the development of black male academies. Information for the report was gathered during field investigations and a day and a half community forum. Report sections cover the context in which the desegregation plan was implemented, educational outcomes, human relations, other strategies to improve education, and the effect of housing patterns on school integration. A final section offering conclusions and recommendations observes that desegregation has not been fully accomplished, grades and scores for black children have declined, disciplinary actions and dropout rates have increased, and racial attitudes have polarized. Desegregation efforts have been complicated by declining economic and housing opportunities. Appendixes contain a list of public schools in the Milwaukee district, and an agenda from the information-gathering forum. (JB)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Black Youth, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Economic Factors, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Housing, Housing Discrimination, Neighborhood Integration, Outcomes of Education, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI