ERIC Number: ED120331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Attitudes in the Pontiac Michigan School District Toward the Public Schools and Desegregation by Busing. Wave IV.
Market Opinion Research Co., Detroit, MI.
June 1975 marks the end of the fourth year of court-ordered busing for desegregation of the Pontiac Public schools. At the end of each year of busing, a survey of parents of students in the affected grades is conducted with the purpose of assessing parental attitudes about the busing plan, their perceptions of their children's education, and for measuring the conduct with the schools. This study presents trend data for comparisons across four years, and because it is a re-contact survey, it also looks at changing attitudes of individual parents between the school years 1973-74 and 1974-75. Additionally, this study poses some new questions to parents which are not asked in previous studies. Major findings include the following: Parent support of and opposition to busing has remained very stable over the entire four years with a great difference between white and black parents. White parents think the schools were better for children five years ago than they are today, while black parents think they are better now. Parents of both races think the schools will be better five years hence than they are now. There is positive satisfaction among both white and black parents with overall education offered by the schools with quality of teaching and ability of teachers to work with students of all races. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pontiac City School District, MI.
Authoring Institution: Market Opinion Research Co., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan