ERIC Number: ED066536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Mar-20
Reference Count: 0
Busing and Equality of Educational Opportunity. Message From the President of the United States Relative to Busing and Equality of Educational Opportunity, and Transmitting a Draft of Proposed Legislation to Impose a Moratorium on New and Additional Student Transportation. Message and Accompanying Papers Referred to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union...
Nixon, Richard M.
This address to the Congress focuses on proposals by the President which he wished that Congress would enact, "two measures which would together shift the focus from more transportation to better education, and would curb busing while expanding educational opportunity." These are: (1) the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1972 and (2) the Student Transportation Moratorium Act of 1972. In his message, the President deals at length with "the fears and concerns" relating to the busing issue, and asserts that the objectives of the reforms he proposes are: "to give practical meaning to the concept of equal educational opportunity, to apply the experience gained in the process of desegregation, and also in efforts to give special help to the educationally disadvantaged, to ensure the continuing vitality of the principles laid down in Brown v. Board of Education, to downgrade busing as a tool for achieving equal educational opportunity, and to sustain the rights and responsibilities vested by the States in the local school boards." The President's message is followed by a full text of the two bills to be enacted. (Author/RJ)
Descriptors: Black Education, Black Students, Bus Transportation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educationally Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Political Issues, School Desegregation, Student Transportation, Supreme Court Litigation
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.20)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.