ERIC Number: ED183675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregating Chicago Public Schools: The Deadline Game. Briefing Memo on Chicago School Desegregation.
Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Springfield.
This is a report on the progress (or lack of such) in the desegregation of Chicago's public schools through June, 1979. An addendum includes supplementary information through September, 1979. The history of school and social segregation in Chicago is reviewed, a chronology of the school desegregation controversy since 1961 is provided, and present conditions are described. The current desegregation plan ("Access to Excellence") proposed by the Chicago Board of Education is discussed and its underlying philosophy and potential for achieving school integration are criticized. A brief description of the monitoring activities of the Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is provided. Finally, the Committee's formal recommendations are offered for bringing an end to the long tradition of segregated schools in Chicago. (WP)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)