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ERIC Number: ED124613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-21
Pages: 58
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Symposium: Strategies for Achieving Racial Balance in the Cincinnati Public Schools.
Griffin, Virginia K.; And Others
The major objective of this symposium is to present four perspectives on the question of attaining the goal of racial balance while avoiding the difficulties that accompany court-ordered integration. Three of the postulated solutions have been implemented in the Cincinnati Public Schools. A secondary objective of the symposium is outlining criteria used in Cincinnati as indicators of success or failure in achieving racial balance. One paper outlines the role of options that permit pupils and parents to select programs that are suitable and attractive, thereby promoting voluntary integration. Another approach is provided by the position taken by those promoting racial balance through the provision of quality education, especially through alternative programs. Criteria used in Cincinnati's schools to determine the success or failure of racial balance efforts are provided in the next paper which also provides some preliminary data on the achievement of racial balance. A fourth possible perspective, which is not presently being pursued in Cincinnati, is also presented. Here, it is asserted that all strategies for achieving racial balance have a metropolitan context and a metropolitan impact; and that the metropolitan context and impact of any strategy need to be made explicit. An introductory paper addresses itself to policy change as a strategy for racial balance. Three court cases, which racial balance in Cincinnati have been a major issue, are described. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)