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Orfield, Gary; Bachmeier, Mark D.; James, David R.; Eitle, Tamela – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1997
Documents the largest shift back toward school segregation since Brown v. Board of Education (1954). It explains this trend through Supreme Court rulings and demographic changes due to immigration and the growth of suburbs. Hispanics, seen as the future predominant minority population in the United States, are already reported to be more…
Descriptors: Blacks, Demography, Economically Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged
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Orfield, Gary; Kurlaender, Michal – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1999
Examines the important components of the University of Michigan's defense of its affirmative action practices and considers the significance of the upcoming lawsuit to the public debate on affirmative action in higher education. "The Compelling Need for Diversity in Higher Education," prepared by experts in defense of the university's…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Affirmative Action, Court Litigation, Diversity (Student)
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Orfield, Gary; Arenson, Jennifer; Jackson, Tara; Bohrer, Christine; Gavin, Dawn; Kalejs, Emily – Equity & Excellence in Education, 1998
Explores the reasons for the persistence of and intense interest in the United States' oldest large-scale transfer of inner-city students to suburban high schools, that of Boston (Massachusetts). This voluntary desegregation program continues to thrive because it offers educational quality without producing a racial struggle for access to…
Descriptors: Desegregation Methods, High School Students, High Schools, Inner City
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Orfield, Gary; And Others – Equity and Excellence in Education, 1994
This study provides national data that show the relationship of segregation to poverty. It shows that both African American and Latino students are much more likely than Whites to find themselves in schools of concentrated poverty. Segregation by race is strongly related to segregation by poverty. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Black Students, Change, Demography, Desegregation Effects