ERIC Number: ED140420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
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The School Busing Controversy: 1970-75.
Buncher, Judith F., Ed.
Even though transportation of school children was long accepted by the public prior to the conflict over school integration, the school bus became a symbol representing the divergent emotions of both the integrationists and the supporters of "neighborhood schools." Busing was used as a means of overcoming the resistance and procrastination of areas opposed to integration. The courts' role in the busing controversy, as well as federal policies, sparked much comment and controversy, and public opinion was sharply divided. This collection of newspaper articles and editorials from newspapers all over the country reflects that controversy. The book covers the period from 1970 to 1975 and includes commentaries and news stories on court decisions, federal government policies, and the public reactions to such decisions and policies. A chronology of the major events in school desegregation, beginning with the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, is included, along with summaries of those events. (Author/DS)
Descriptors: Busing, Court Litigation, Desegregation Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship, Government Role, Newspapers, Public Opinion, Racial Integration, School Desegregation, Supreme Court Litigation
Facts on File, 119 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019 ($12.50 cloth; $5.25 paper)
Publication Type: Books
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