ERIC Number: ED110561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-16
Testimony of the Chancellor, Board of Education, City of New York.
This document presents the testimony of the Chancellor of the City of New York Board of Education, for the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Opening remarks address the issue of racial integration and the Board of Education's commitment to its adoption as official policy. Six recent actions taken by the Chancellor to promote integration are listed, along with decisions on open enrollment and high school zoning. Although rated along with San Francisco as one of the most successful examples of desegregation in a large metropolitan area by independent studies, the flux of migration, ethnic distributions, and demography are held to deter efforts toward greater progress in integration. Testimony concludes with suggested endeavors for the implementation of the following: a further examination of the programs for integration of the City of New York, the Board of Education, and the Chancellor; a continuation of its objective of stabilizing integrated communities and schools; demands for a statewide program of integrated communities to reduce the isolation of the urban poor and of suburban communities; and, petitions to the State Division of Human Rights to conduct public hearings for the purpose of determining what action is being taken statewide to integrate schools, housing, and other public services. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)