ERIC Number: ED406868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan-4
Reference Count: N/A
Affirmative Action. A Compliance Audit of Higher Education in Louisiana.
Hashway, Robert M.; Cain, Karen
This study examines whether the State of Louisiana showed good faith compliance with the Fourteenth Amendment and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. This audit examines the following areas in the State of Louisiana: (1) educational equity, equality, and adequacy; (2) equal ethnic and gender employment and educational opportunity; and (3) the impact of consent decree programs on Louisiana State universities. Evidence suggests that since 1966 the State of Louisiana and its agents have not provided equal educational opportunity for students in its higher education system and, in fact, have no intention of complying with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. It is recommended that the federal court assume immediate responsibility for the day to day operation of the Louisiana Higher Education System and appoint a court master or system chancellor to identify appropriate staff from within and without the State for purposes of working with the Trustee, Southern University System, Louisiana State University, and university presidents to formulate operational plans leading to the elimination of the various boards. Appendices include data on the gross institutional budgets, consent decree funding, and enrollment trends for historically black universities in the State. Contains 18 literature references, and 21 references to case law. (GLR)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Budgeting, Charts, Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Credit Courses, Data Analysis, Enrollment, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Higher Education, Racial Discrimination, State Aid, State Colleges, State Legislation, State Universities, Teacher Distribution, Teaching Experience, Tuition
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grambling State Univ., LA.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI