ERIC Number: ED208496
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Second Generation School Integration Problems for Blacks. Draft.
Carter, David G., Sr.; Harris, J. John, III
Given the lack of judicial clarity on desegregation and the general reluctance of society to follow the spirit and intent of the Brown decisions, it is not surprising that problems have arisen as a result of desegregation efforts. Nor is it surprising that minority students, teachers, and administrators have been the ones to pay for those problems. When desegregation took place, many black teachers were placed in new positions without regard for their expertise, certification, or personal needs. Others were systematically displaced or demoted. Further, because of lost seniority and demotions, blacks are the first to be laid off because of declining enrollments. Of the courses of action available to correct these problems, the best is for blacks to become more actively involved in the education process and exert their collective power. While black teachers and administrators were being discriminated against during desegregation, so too were students. Black students have been denied equal education by being assigned to the lower levels of ability tracks without being provided with compensatory or remedial assistance. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).