ERIC Number: EJ719266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 40
Peddling Backwards: Reflections of "Plessy" and "Brown" in the Rockford Public Schools "de jure" Desegregation Efforts
Chapman, Thandeka K.
Race, Ethnicity and Education, v8 n1 p29-44 Mar 2005
Much of the scholarship on urban children and families has focused on ways to increase the involvement of parents of colour in the education of their children. However, these suggestions for increasing parental involvement ignore the long tradition of activism in the courts as families have fought through the legal system for equal educational opportunity. In this article, the author examines the Rockford, Illinois desegregation cases, noting the historical parallels to Plessy vs Ferguson and Brown vs Board of Education and arguing that the long struggle of parents of colour in Rockford for educational opportunity is the ultimate form of parental involvement.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Court Litigation, Activism, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Minority Groups, Desegregation Litigation, Racial Bias, Compliance (Legal)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois