ERIC Number: ED187779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
School Desegregation Proposal.
Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
This paper presents the Chicago Urban League's (CUL) proposal for desegregating Chicago's public schools, developed in response to the demands of the State Board of Education and to local resistance against integration requirements. The CUL plan is based upon revisions of administrative sub-districts,and allows for a variety of racial compositions within sub-districts with attention also given to economic class factors. Under the plan, Chicago is divided into 24 sub-districts. The measure of average student miles for the sub-districts ranges from .77 to 2.79. Racial compositions of the sub-districts vary, with three sub-districts (as opposed to the current 11) serving more than the desirable maximum, 80%, of the total population from one racial group. The percentage of economically disadvantaged students also varies, with only two (as opposed to the current six) sub-districts serving a population of more than the desirable maximum of 50% poverty students. The total enrollment per sub-district is between 10,000 and 20,000 pupils. (MK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois (Chicago)