ERIC Number: ED210348
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-6
Reference Count: N/A
Desegregation Monitoring and Advisory Committee. "Two Roads Diverged in a Wood, and..." Report No. 6.
Foote, Edward T.
This report examines the status of school desegregation in the St. Louis, Missouri, public schools as of February 1981, and weighs the problems associated with court ordered versus voluntary desegregation. It is proposed that the city of St. Louis might still avoid a lengthy court battle over desegregation if the following steps are followed to permit voluntary desegregation to take place: (1) a two-month extension of the cooperative planning process authorized by the court; (2) a modification of the December 19, 1980 court order to include both the City Board and the Department of Justice in the planning; (3) the issuance of a court order guaranteeing protection of the process ordered under Paragraph 12 of the court's May 21, 1980 order; (4) the issuance of a court order delaying any further activity or reporting of action concerning mandatory planning under Paragraph 12 of the May 21, 1980 order; (5) a two month delay of action on the motions filed by the Board and the NAACP to expand the case throughout the area; and (6) the reservation of a time at the end of two months for a hearing on the plan to be submitted. (Author/JCD)
Publication Type: Reports - General
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Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Public Schools, MO.