NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ948926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Beyond the Nation's Capital: Minority Students' Stumbling on the Tracks after Hobson
McPherson, Ezella
Education and Urban Society, v42 n7 p795-816 Nov 2010
The U.S. District of Columbia's Federal Circuit Court decision in "Hobson v. Hanson" (1967) case eliminated racial discriminatory tracking practices in the nation's capitol's public schools. The court ruled that D.C. Public Schools' tracking violated African American and low income students' rights to equal opportunities to education under the equal protection and due process clauses of the 14th Amendment. While D.C. Public Schools eradicated school tracking, it continued in other urban schools. This article examines the Federal Court's role in the perpetuation of school tracking practices and challenges minority students' access to equal educational opportunities in schools with tracked classrooms. It also addresses the need for equitable schools to provide all students with the opportunity to learn. (Contains 5 notes.)
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fourteenth Amendment