ERIC Number: ED110591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Equalization--A Report on Compliance with Two Court Decisions in the District of Columbia: Final Report; [and] A Critique of "A Quest for Equal Educational Opportunity in a Major Urban School District: The Case of Washington, D.C."
District of Columbia Citizens for Better Public Education, Inc., Washington, DC.; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
This report, concerning compliance, with the l967 and l971 court decisions on equal educational opportunity in the District of Columbia, summarizes the results of the first part of a two-part study, which examines the District of Columbia's Public School systems experiences resulting from the decrees on equalization expenditures in the elementary school. Citing the examination of the court's influence on educational policy as a major objective, the report examines topics such as court orders, the district's response, what happened in the schools, and alternatives to the decree, including the establishment of a centralized information system, a single equalization office, and suggested procedures for their accomplishment. Although court intervention is said to have ended the"tracking system", along with a reduction in overcrowding in one area of the city, integration of faculty, and improvements in both the data base and the allocation of resources, the educational achievement of children in the D.C. public schools is said to not have improved demonstrably since the initiation of the Julius Hobson suit against the system. A critique of Joan C. Baratz's original evaluation report, said to highlight particular problems with this evaluation and to offer information to clarify some of the misleading interpretations made, is attched as part of this report. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Schools, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Full State Funding, Metropolitan Areas, Nondiscriminatory Education, Racial Integration, Resource Allocation, School District Spending, School Districts, Urban Areas
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Citizens for Better Public Education, Inc., Washington, DC.; District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Milliken v Bradley