ERIC Number: ED227598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Minority Teachers in an Era of Retrenchment: Early Lessons in an Ongoing Dilemma. A Followup Report.
Massachusetts State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Boston.
Reviewed here are the effects on multiracial staffing brought about by the first year of implementing Proposition 2 1/2, the Massachusetts cap on local property and excise taxes. The first chapter looks at the general effects of Proposition 2 1/2 on educational quality and equality. Chapter 2 presents trends and shifts in teacher staff levels statewide, by curriculum and by type of community. Changes in minority representation on faculties before and after Proposition 2 1/2 are reviewed in chapter 3. Chapter 4 recounts policy and legal developments concerning teaching and equal employment opportunity. The educational dimension of the presence of minority teachers in the schools is discussed in the last chapter. The report concludes that in many districts examined, minority faculty do not appear to have been disproportionately laid off, but that the future of multiracial staffing in most districts is perilous. Wholesale layoffs of minorities have not yet occurred because of two developments: legal action to protect minority jobs and creative compromises and solutions undertaken by school authorities. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Boston.