ERIC Number: ED359297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Response to the Annual Desegregation Review, 1990-91. Part I: Student Assignment Component.
Davidson, Mary E.
The Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation in the Chicago (Illinois) Public Schools formally responded to the 1990-91 Chicago Board of Education's Desegregation Review on Student Assignment. That Board report presented data on the contribution of various student assignment procedures to the voluntary desegregation of the schools. In addition, the report commented on strategies for relieving overcrowded schools, desegregation transfer program, magnet schools, mandatory backup measures, analysis of fiscal resources, interdistrict transfers, and the prevention of within-school desegregation. Analysis of this report by the Monitoring Commission notes the following concerns: (1) 11 of the 126 schools classified as integrated/desegregated are not meeting their racial balance criteria; (2) controlled enrollment may become an inadvertent vehicle for segregation or need more desirable enrollment sites for racial/ethnic minorities; (3) financial aspects of the report are difficult to evaluate because funding from all sources for individual schools is not provided; (4) permission for students to enroll in their attendance area schools once the school is at design capacity is supported; (5) the Commission supports mandatory measures to ensure compliance with the minimum 30 percent minority enrollment; and (6) the Commission does not endorse a recommendation that students from feeder schools should be given priority in the voluntary transfer process as it would undermine the lottery. Includes 12 tables. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Advisory Committees, Affirmative Action, Black Youth, Desegregation Plans, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Magnet Schools, Program Implementation, Public Schools, Racial Composition, Racial Integration, Racially Balanced Schools, School Desegregation, Student Placement, Transfer Students, Urban Schools, Voluntary Desegregation, Whites
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Public Schools, IL. Monitoring Commission for Desegregation Implementation.