ERIC Number: ED100238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Ending Discrimination in Higher Education: A Report from Ten States.
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
The recent U.S. District Court decision calling for the replacement of segregated and dualistic systems of public higher education with unitary systems may become as important to higher education as the Supreme Court's Brown decision, according to this report, which focuses on the 10 states named in the Adams vs Richardson litigation: Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Compliance plans were filed by 9 of the 10 states named in the suit. The report finds that most of the plans submitted fell short of defining adequately how the state systems expect to turn around the continuing segregation in higher education and that black and other minorities are grossly underrepresented in various governing boards that exercise direct control over the public colleges and universities. The professional staffs of these boards also have a disproportionately small number of nonwhites. If the system works fairly, the report declares, approximately the same proportion of college-age blacks and other minorities as whites the same age should be enrolled in college, and the same proportions should be reflected in graduate and professional schools and in degree recipients. The report says that blacks are underrepresented in enrollment because of the use of standardized tests as culling devices, inadequacy of recruitment programs, and the lack of sufficient financial aid. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Black Education, Blacks, Court Litigation, Governing Boards, Higher Education, Legal Problems, Minority Groups, School Segregation
Southern Education Foundation, 811 Cypress Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30308 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adams v Richardson