ERIC Number: ED126212
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun-24
Reference Count: 0
Busing Students to Correct Segregation. Message from the President of the United States...94th Congress, 2nd Session. House Document No. 94-540.
Ford, Gerald R.
This document contains a presidential draft of proposed legislation to establish procedures and standards for the framing of relief in suits to desegregate the nation's elementary and secondary public schools. Other purposes include the provision of assistance to voluntary desegregation efforts and the establishment of a national community and education committee to provide assistance to encourage and facilitate constructive and comprehensive community involvement and planning in the desegregation of schools. The bill would establish for federal courts specific guidelines concerning the use of busing in school desegregation cases. It would require the court to determine the extent to which acts of unlawful discrimination by governmental officials have caused a greater degree of racial concentration in a school or school system than would have existed in the absence of such acts. The bill would prohibit a court from ordering busing throughout an entire school system simply for the purpose of achieving racial balance. The bill recognizes that the busing remedy is transitional by its very nature and that when a community makes good faith efforts to comply, busing ought to be limited in duration. As such the bill provides that three years after busing remedy has been imposed, a court be required to determine whether to continue the remedy. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Bus Transportation, Civil Rights Legislation, Desegregation Methods, Desegregation Plans, Discriminatory Legislation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Legislation, Minority Group Children, Presidents, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Voluntary Desegregation
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A