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Spatig-Amerikaner, Ary – Center for American Progress, 2012
In 1954 the Supreme Court declared that public education is "a right which must be made available to all on equal terms." That landmark decision in "Brown v. Board of Education" stood for the proposition that the federal government would no longer allow states and municipalities to deny equal educational opportunity to a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, African American Students, Racial Segregation, White Students
Office for Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 2004
2004 was a special year in America's longstanding efforts to provide equal educational opportunity for all people. It marked the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in "Brown v. Board of Education", which declared racially segregated schools to be unconstitutional. 2004 also marked the 40th Anniversary of the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Segregation, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Discrimination
Remy, Gwendolyn Mikell – 1979
The effects of the Brown decision on equal education for minority groups in America and the contemporary social context in which the decision is applicable are the subjects of this paper. The author contends that as we have not yet reached the stage in American society where equal opportunity exists and race ceases to be a factor in the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education
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Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC. – 1979
This volume contains a series of concise reports summarizing the status of civil rights for minority groups in education, employment, public accomodations, and housing since the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision in 1954. The focus of each of these reports is on the ways that the lives of blacks and other…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Blacks, Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation
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Anderson, Beverley – Journal of Negro Education, 1994
Examines policy issues relative to making equal educational opportunities equally available to people of color in higher education 40 years after Brown v Board of Education. Specifically, it explores the relevance of issues of educational inequality and legal opinions to public elementary and secondary schools as well as higher education. (GR)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Civil Rights Legislation, Court Litigation, Elementary Schools
Hirano-Nakanishi, Marsha J.; Osthimer, Elizabeth – 1983
Language minority students are legally entitled to a baseline opportunity for an adequate, affirmative, appropriate, and effective education, allowing them an "equally fair shot" at a high school diploma. Certain absolute legal standards for this baseline educational entitlement are posited to exist; this claim is supported by…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bilingualism, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal)
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Hughes, Sherick; Noblit, George; Cleveland, Darrell – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2013
The late Professor Derrick Bell is renowned as the intellectual architect who drafted the blueprints that guided the initial development of critical race theory (CRT). Prior to the advent of CRT, Professor Bell wrote extensively on initiatives designed to improve the lives of African Americans. Among his most influential scholarship, "Serving…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, African Americans, Periodicals
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Jones, Janine Hancock; Hancock, Charles R. – Negro Educational Review, The, 2005
On May 17, 2004, our nation celebrated the 50th anniversary of a landmark decision, Brown versus the Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. This U.S. Supreme Court decision was an impressive unanimous vote. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the "separate but equal" doctrine of "Plessy v Ferguson" that the Court had…
Descriptors: United States History, Educational Facilities, Public Education, Court Litigation
Santana, Raymond A. Nava – 1982
A review of the national and state legislation dealing with bilingual education is presented in the context of an introductory history of the bilingual movement in the United States. This history falls into two periods; the first from 1840-1920, and the second from 1960 to the present. The goal of bilingual education, to teach English without…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Civil Rights, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Porter, John W. – NASSP Bulletin, 1984
During the past three decades minorities have benefited from educational reforms. Current concerns with educational excellence conflict with equality of educational opportunity. The author believes there need not be incompatibility in the pursuit of excellence as it relates to quality or equality. (MD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
McMahon, JoAnn Aaby – 1978
This thesis examines the influence of tensions between collectivism and pluralism on constrictions and extensions of the legal concept of equality of educational opportunity in public education since the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. The effects of collectivistic and pluralistic forces at the federal, state and district levels are…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Cultural Pluralism, De Jure Segregation, Desegregation Effects
Howe, Harold, II – 1980
The greatest effect of Brown v. Board of Education is that it removed race as a factor in making governmental decisions. Minority groups found greater solidarity and demanded their rights. This resulted in the myth of the melting pot being submerged by the myth of pluralism. Group identity can be mixed with society's ideals, which can then…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Leiter, Samuel; Leiter, William M. – 2002
This book focuses on the legal and ideological controversy over the application of affirmative action policy to combat discrimination based on race, national origin/ethnicity, and gender. After the introduction, seven chapters discuss (2) "The Roots of Affirmative Action, the Women's Movement, and the Groups Covered by Affirmative…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bilingual Education, Black Colleges, Civil Rights