ERIC Number: ED121909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Community Efforts Leading to Equal Educational Opportunity in the Lansing School District, with Special Emphasis on the Role of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Canady, Hortense G.
The contents of this paper are organized into four sections. The first or introductory section discusses the pattern of containment of the black population in Lansing, its effect on neighborhood schools, the history and policies of the Lansing Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the goals of the Education Committee of the Lansing Branch NAACP. The second section deals with the identification and documentation of educational inequities; topics discussed include: policy statements by the Education Committee as well as by the Lansing Board of Education made in the 1960s, treatment of minorities in library and textbooks, a March 1963 Conference Workshop for Teachers, the Main Street School -- several times a center of controversy in the 1960s, and three position papers that required research and the formulation of positions for approval by the Executive Committee of the NAACP, and, subsequently, by the general membership. Section three on initiating policy changes, discusses 'the Search for a Superintendent', and the report of the West Side Educational Facilities Study, completed in February, 1972. The final section focuses on events leading to the recall of five members of the nine member Board of Education. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Black Organizations, Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Community Cooperation, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Equal Education, Federal Courts, Political Issues, School Desegregation, School Districts, Student Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan