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ERIC Number: ED531904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-10
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Urban versus Suburban Public Schools: Resolving the Issue of Racial Inequality in Education
Batts, Pamela L.
Online Submission
The purpose of this study is to address a possible solution to the racial inequality in urban versus suburban public schools. It also addresses the stereotyping and racial bias associated with this issue. Students enrolled in the urban school districts are predominantly African American and are found to be at an educational disadvantage compared to the students attending the predominantly White suburban schools. Three suburban high schools were interviewed on their perception of African American students in general. Results showed that the majority of the respondents which include students and teachers, saw African American students in a very negative light. Teachers, school administrators, parents and the community need to take responsibility in ridding the negative stereotyping associated with students of color. The best possible way to provide equal educational opportunities for all students attending public schools is through a unified school system. But in order for a unified school system to be successful teachers, school administrators, parents and the community are going to have to come together in support of equal educational advancement for all students regardless of race, ethnic group or economic status. (Contains 2 tables.)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education