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ERIC Number: ED169156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Position Statement on Desegregation.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Segregation in the schools contributes to inequality, while desegregation is a legitimate means of achieving equal educational opportunity. Not only is desegregation a constitutional right, but it is sound educational social policy. A commitment to desegregation by State officials is a prerequisite to the reduction of racial isolation and the achievement of equal educational opportunity. Equal educational opportunity is the springboard for equal opportunity in the real world and is the hope of blacks, other minorities and whites for fair participation in the economic marketplace. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, School Desegregation, School Segregation, State Legislation
Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295 (Free)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.