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ERIC Number: EJ777044
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 30
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
NCLB's Transfer Policy and Court-Ordered Desegregation: The Conflict between Two Federal Mandates in Richmond County, Georgia, and Pinellas County, Florida
DeBray-Pelot, Elizabeth H.
Educational Policy, v21 n5 p717-746 2007
The present article, a cross-case analysis, analyzes one aspect of the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) that has generated conflict between the U.S. Department of Education and the federal court system. The conflicts arose between the courts' oversight of desegregation and the implementation of the public school choice mandates of NCLB in two southeastern school systems, Richmond County, Georgia, and Pinellas County, Florida. The sources used are interviews by the author with each system's school superintendent and school board attorney, as well as official documents, including court orders and correspondence between county and federal officials. The conflicts not only raise constitutional legal issues but highlight the problem of local consent and bargaining in the implementation of federal education policy and illustrate the changing nature of federal authority with respect to desegregation. The two cases contribute to the knowledge base about the judicial implementation of federal education policies. (Contains 2 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Georgia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001