ERIC Number: ED342836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Bronson Settlement 1990-91. Report of the Facilitator.
Evans, Robert W.; Nieman, Ronald H.
This monograph documents major events in the Cincinnati (Ohio) School District (CSD) in 1990-91 concerning the Bronson Settlement, which was the result of a racial segregation suit against the CSD (Mona Bronson, et al. v. Board of Education of the City of Cincinnati). The Bronson Settlement ordered changes in nine areas of the CSD. This report contains one section each on the 1990-91 status of these nine areas: (1) on the Taeuber Index the district met the requirements well; (2) the CSD provided program choices in alternative schools beyond that which was required; (3) open enrollment continued to efficiently advance integrated education; (4) the court found that the CSD was not in compliance with its policy on staff racial balance in June 1991; (5) the court found the CSD to be in compliance with unbiased test policies; (6) the court found the CSD to be in compliance with isolation within buildings requirements; (7) new leadership in a coalition for innovative/low achieving schools began to make changes for the better; (8) there was success in providing equal access to extracurricular activities; and (9) communication and monitoring continued regarding district and city housing activities. Overall, the seventh year of the Bronson Settlement contained a nearly unmanageable mixture of financial crisis, external criticism of administrative practices, and public condemnation of lax student discipline and achievement. Extensive appendices provide several court documents and evaluation reports for each of the mandated areas for change. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Black Students, Desegregation Litigation, Desegregation Methods, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Faculty Integration, Inner City, Low Achievement, Magnet Schools, Neighborhood Schools, Open Enrollment, School Desegregation, School Districts, Urban Schools, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.