ERIC Number: ED368846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Education in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Wisconsin Policy Research Institute Report. Volume 7, No. 2.
Korris, Steven J.
This 1994 report presents findings on Madison Metropolitan School District's dual system of education for White and African American students. Among the study's findings are the following: (1) African American dropouts outnumbered African American graduates; (2) students from low-income families scored higher on standard tests than African American students, even though the African American group included middle- and upper-income students; (3) in absolute numbers, the district imposed more suspensions on African American students than on White students, even though there were more than five times as many White students; (4) African American students in Madison were twice as likely as White students to be declared "learning disabled" or "emotionally disturbed" in 1991-92; (5) the ratio of African American teachers to African American students was 75 to 1, whereas White teachers to White students was 11 to 1; (6) 4 of 9 middle schools and 14 of 29 elementary schools operated without any African American teachers; and (7) the growth of enrollment in the district's schools has slowed to a halt while other areas are booming. The report recommends that the board begin to dismantle dual education, reexamine racial disparities in punishment and special education, engage African American parents, and desegregate the staff. An appendix provides an index of tables and a list of formal discrimination complaints against Wisconsin Schools. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Policy Research Inst., Milwaukee.