ERIC Number: ED183684
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-24
Reference Count: N/A
Martin Luther King Junior Elementary School Children, et. al., Plaintiffs, v. Ann Arbor School District Board, Defendant; Memorandum Opinion and Order. Civil Action No. 7-71861.
District Court, Detroit, MI. Eastern District of Michigan Southern District.
This document contains the text of a United States District Court decision on a Michigan school district's proposed plan designed to help the teachers at a local elementary school (1) to identify those children who speak Black English and to determine the language spoken as a home or community language, and (2) to employ that knowledge in teaching such children how to read standard English. The plan was ruled acceptable by the Court on the basis that it complies with a Federal law which holds that no State shall deny equal educational opportunity to an individual because of the failure of an educational agency to take appropriate action to overcome language barriers that impede equal participation by its students in its educational programs. The text of the Ann Arbor School District Board plan is also included in this document. The plan details the method by which teachers will be provided, primarily through inservice training, with the skills necessary to identify speakers of Black English and to teach them to read standard English. (GC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District Court, Detroit, MI. Eastern District of Michigan Southern District.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Ann Arbor)