ERIC Number: ED221620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb-16
Reference Count: N/A
An Assessment of the Chicago Board of Education's Desegregation Plan.
Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.
In this report, the Chicago Urban League assesses the Chicago Board of Education's proposed school desegregation plan. The report discusses eleven points of disagreement with plan provisions. The issues raised include: (1) the absence of concrete provisions, especially numerical standards, to ensure that existing black-white separation in Chicago public schools will be remedied; (2) the plan's failure to consider system-wide racial composition, community perceptions, and psychological standards in "racially unidentifiable" schools; (3) the inconsistency of the proposed school transfers standard of 50 percent white/50 percent minority, given the small percentage of total white enrollment; (4) failure of the plan to equitably distribute the burden of desegregation among racial groups; (5) promises to try a variety of voluntary inducements which require virtually no desegregation; (6) lack of detailed information to ensure that educational inducements will attract sizeable numbers of blacks and whites to distant schools; (7) absence of realistic provisions for racial interaction in desegregated schools; (8) emphasis on special programs that would lead better students away from racially-isolated schools; (9) insignificant extra funding for racially-isolated schools; (10) lack of acceptable monitoring provisions; and (11) the questionable assumption that white flight is imminent and destructive, and should be avoided at all cost. (Author/MJL)
Descriptors: Blacks, Busing, Community Attitudes, Demography, Desegregation Plans, Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Magnet Schools, Migration, Minority Groups, Program Evaluation, Racial Composition, Racial Relations, Racial Segregation, Resource Allocation, School Desegregation, Transfer Policy, Voluntary Desegregation, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Urban League, IL. Dept. of Research.