ERIC Number: EJ845450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
"Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1": Policy Implications in an Era of Change
Pitre, Paul E.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n5 p544-561 2009
This article examines the "Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle Public School District No. 1" decision in light of its impact on the "Brown" ruling that preceded it. The Supreme Court's 5-4 vote on the matter of desegregation and equal access to educational opportunity signals that a divide exists in the United States with respect to the underlying educational values of excellence and equity. The current policy environment was examined and found to be dominated by the value of excellence at the expense of equity. Policy implications of the "Parents Involved" decision are considered, and policy recommendations for improving equitable access to education in the present environment are offered.
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Community Schools, Affirmative Action, School Districts, Selective Admission, Court Litigation, Racial Factors, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Social Justice, Courts, Racial Discrimination, Equal Education, Public Schools, School Desegregation, Civil Rights, Politics of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky; Washington