ERIC Number: EJ705956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
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A Blind Eye to Racism
Goldman, Jay P.
School Administrator, v61 n8 p67 Sep 2004
Les Daniels is beginning his ninth year as the superintendent of the 3,360-student Greenwood Public Schools in the Mississippi Delta, one of the nation's poorest non-urban regions. He spent the previous seven years as superintendent in McComb, Mississippi, where he started teaching in 1965. He is the first black to head either school system. Because at age 64 he is only a whisker away from retirement, Daniels sees no reason to dance around the disappointment he feels about the unyielding state of racial separation in the school communities he has led, a full generation now after federal court-ordered desegregation of the public schools. This article contains a brief profile on Les Daniels and his feelings on desegregation in the public schools.
Descriptors: Principals, Poverty, Superintendents, Public Schools, School Desegregation, Racial Bias, African Americans, Instructional Leadership
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi