ERIC Number: ED121920
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-3
Reference Count: N/A
Boston School Committee "Student Desegregation Plan." A Response.
Freedom House Inst. on Schools and Education, Roxbury, MA.
The initial black community response to the desegregation plan submitted by the School Department is contained in this document. The principal purpose is to make clear to the court that in evaluating this plan, or any other, improvements in the quality of schooling is sought. Efforts to rid the Boston schools of discriminatory pupil placement are supported, but racial balances or any rigid formulas for fixing the racial proportions in school buildings are not sought. It is believed that once discriminatory pupil placement is ended, probable instructional outcome should chiefly determine the character of all schools. The court is asked to verify the accuracy of the statistical data in the plan, to verify school department capacity and intent to implement the options that are essential to the plan, and to require procedures designed to prevent a variety of abuses that often attend desegregation. The procedures include: certification for, and placement in, special education classes; affirmative action; suspension and expulsion; multi-racial advisory bodies; and others. Certain questions are suggested to the court in examining the proposed pupil assignments on a zone by zone basis. The document closes by rejecting discussions of metropolitanism, at least, until discriminatory pupil placement has been eliminated in Boston. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Education, Black Influences, Black Leadership, Black Youth, Bus Transportation, Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Integration Readiness, Integration Studies, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, School Desegregation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom House Inst. on Schools and Education, Roxbury, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)