ERIC Number: ED120322
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Lincoln Heights - Princeton Merger - Five Years Later.
Lucas, Robert E.
Mini Journal, v7 n2 p2-9 Feb 1976
Despite the problems and issues that arise from the merger (such as racial prejudice, polarization of blacks and whites, frustration, isolation, busing, and the maintenance of discipline), the merger results in a better school system, a stronger faculty and adminstration, and more dedicated and better informed citizenry. Several important goals are established in the very beginning of the merger: that students are to be protected; the quality of education in the Princeton schools is not to be lowered because of the merger; the cost of educating the students following the merger is not to be too expensive; white flight is to be prevented; there will be no excessive transportation of students; and, staff and students are to be integrated to the greatest extent possible on a planned controlled basis. How these goals are met, and how they remain to be met is noted. Various reasons are given for the merger's success such as abundant financial resources, little outside interference, the existence of a busing program prior to the merger, and community support. The prime key to success is a Board of Education that is solidly committed to the principle of desegregation and eventual integration of the school system. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Centralization, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Mergers, Minority Groups, Organizational Change, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, School Districts, Social Integration, Student Mobility, Success, Transfer Students
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Office of Equal Educational Opportunity.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio