ERIC Number: ED175961
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Legal Analysis; Trends in School Desegregation Law, No. 2, December, 1978.
Bell, Derrick A., Jr.
This paper reviews numerous court cases which have dealt with desegragation and discusses the impact these have had on the educational opportunities of urban, minority children. Particular attention is given to the failure of desegregation efforts to achieve stable racial balances in urban school districts. Attempts by the courts to deal with this problem are described, and specific strategies used by various school districts to implement court decisions and improve racial balance in their schools are discussed. In addition, attention is given to improvements made in the quality of education in schools attended predominantly by minority children. It is concluded that judicial support and oversight are needed to guarantee effective education for minority children in mainly minority schools. (Author/EB)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Litigation, Educational Improvement, Educational Opportunities, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Legislation, Minority Group Children, Opinions, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation, School Segregation, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. National Project and Task Force on Desegregation Studies.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to the print format of the original document