ERIC Number: ED102071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Effort--1974. Volume 3: To Ensure Equal Educational Opportunity.
Adams, Whitney; And Others
In October 1970 the Commission on Civil Rights published its first evaluation of the federal government's efforts to end discrimination against the nation's minority and female citizens. This document, third in a series of six, evaluates three federal agencies and determines how well they have done their civil rights enforcement jobs. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW), the Internal Revenue Service of the Department of the Treasury, and the Veteran's Administration are evaluated. They have the responsibility for preventing discrimination against minorities and women in public and private elementary and secondary schools, institutions of higher education, and on-the-job training programs which receive federal assistance. The findings of this report show that although some actions by the agencies have been useful, inadequate efforts have been made to deal with a number of major problems concerning civil rights responsibilities in the area of education. For example, a number of deficiencies exist in the overall compliance effort for HEW, including problems with sex discrimination, pupil transportation, metropolitan school desegration, faculty selection criteria, and failure to take prompt action when problems are identified. In this report, each agency is evaluated in the areas of the responsibility of each organization, the organization and staffing, and compliance mechanisms. A number of recommendations for the improvement of those programs which require change are outlined. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Note: A report of the United States Commission on Civil Rights