ERIC Number: ED210368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-16
Desegregation of Public Schools. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers, Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate.
Reynolds, William Bradford
This testimony was delivered by William Bradford Reynolds, the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division, before the Subcommttee on Separation of Powers, Committee on the Judiciary of the United States Senate. Reynold states that compulsory busing of students is not an acceptable remedy to achieve racial balance. He emphasizes the responsibility of state and local school boards to formulate educational policies in accordance with Titles IV, VI and IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Equal Education Opportunity Act of 1974. Reynolds argues for alternative solutions to achieve school desegregation. In developing specific remedial techniques, Reynolds cites the Department of Justice's intent to thoroughly investigate the background of every racially identifiable school in a district to determine whether the racial segregation is de jure or de facto. Reynolds also states that the Department further recognizes several desegregation approaches that seem most promising: voluntary student transfer programs, magnet schools, enhanced curriculum requirements, faculty incentives, inservice training programs for teachers and administrators, school closings in systems that are overcrowded, and adjustments to attendance zones. (JCD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.