ERIC Number: ED142669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec-8
Reference Count: 0
School Desegregation: The Courts and Suburban Migration.
Routh, Frederick B., Ed.; Waldo, Everett A., Ed.
The United States Commission on Civil Rights sponsored a consultation in 1975 to review the relationship between desegregation, court orders, and suburbanization, as well as to assess what further role the Commission might play in discharging its responsibility to advance the constitutional rights of all children to a desegregated education. This book contains four papers which were presented and discussed at the consultation. The first paper addresses the suburbanization of America. It traces the movement of population from cities to suburbs and places this movement in an historical perspective. The second paper focuses on the court, congress and school desegregation. It examines the role of the Federal courts as instruments of social change and the constitutional issues involved in any congressional attempt to limit their power to order remedies, including busing. The third paper written by James Coleman, focuses on school desegregation and the loss of whites from large central city school districts. This paper examines trends in school desegregation between 1968 and 1973. Public school desegregation and white flight is also the topic of the last paper. Its analysis of school desegregation and white flight goes into great detail about the differences of various versions of James Coleman's analysis of desegregation and white flight, Coleman's methodology, and assumptions. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
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