ERIC Number: ED340820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation Response to the Annual Desegregation Review, 1988-89, Part I, Volume Two: Systemwide Strategies To Relieve Overcrowding; under the Student Desegregation Plan for the Chicago Public Schools.
Davidson, Mary E.
This document presents the formal response to the Chicago (Illinois) Board of Education's annual review of desegregation efforts for 1988-89, which addresses strategies to relieve overcrowding. The Commission found that the document is substantial and detailed in nearly all respects, overcrowded schools should stop permitting students who are out-of-attendance area residents to transfer to these schools, and there is some inconsistency in the content of the report for two schools. The following three areas of concern were noted: (1) for 36 of the 67 overcrowded schools, it was recommended that students attending these schools from outside the attendance area be given options to remain at their current overcrowded school or transfer; however, even if all these students did transfer, the school would still be overcrowded; (2) Marti Bilingual, an overcrowded magnet school, should be closely monitored; and (3) the document's matter of fact tone is problematic and numerical goals to address overcrowding should be set for 1994-95. Data are provided in three tables. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.