ERIC Number: EJ843705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
The U. S. Supreme Court Speaks on Voluntary School Integration Plans: Policy and Practice Implications for Educational Leaders
Gutierrez, Kathrine J.; Rossow, Lawrence F.
NASSP Bulletin, v93 n1 p53-72 2009
This article addresses important legal issues surrounding voluntary school integration plans and explores policy and practice implications of the "Seattle" and "Louisville" cases. School policy guidance for how school districts should create or change their voluntary integration policies is discussed. Further discussion reveals what some school districts around the nation are doing in light of the "Seattle/Louisville" decision. Additional discussion speaks of future policy possibilities for school districts and educational leaders to consider as a possible solution to creating voluntary school desegregation plans. Practical implications are addressed for middle and secondary school principals as school leaders who must deal with the outcomes produced by school district policies regarding integration plans.
Descriptors: School Districts, Legal Responsibility, School Desegregation, Voluntary Desegregation, School Policy, Principals, Court Litigation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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