ERIC Number: ED155787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
An Affirmative Action Plan Response to Office of Civil Rights Enforcement Action.
Stewart, Ned A., Jr.
The affirmative action concept developed out of case law as the courts decided passive attempts at desegregating schools failed to achieve results and out of civil rights legislation as administrative agencies adopted the court-established standards. A major challenge of affirmative action plans is to prevent court-approved goals from becoming unapproved quotas. Successful drafting of affirmative action plans for school districts involves stating the goal to be achieved and the time frame for achievement; listing the steps to be taken to achieve the goal; and clarifying the previous statements by noting exceptions, eliminating ambiguities, and specifying actions that the district is not obligated to take under the plan. An example of a plan is included. (Author/PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National School Boards Association (38th, Anaheim, California, April 1-4, 1978)