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School Desegregation in Kalamazoo, Michigan [microform] : A Staff Report of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Bib ID 5341320
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
33 p. 
Summary

During 1968 the board of education of Kalamazoo, Michigan appointed a committee on desegregation and charged the group with developing a master plan with target dates for desegregating all levels of the public school system. The committee recommended a detailed three page program that was to lead to total desegregation of local schools by September of 1971. The implementation of the plan was delayed by the school board after the election of new members opposed to the plan. After a district court trial ending in 1973 and an unsuccessful appeal by defendants in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court refused in 1975 to review the lower courts' finding in the case, thus affirming the judge's original desegregation order. Kalamazoo's public schools are now in their sixth year of court ordered desegregation. The attendance plan implemented by the Kalamazoo Public schools under federal court order in 1971 has significantly reduced the degree of concentration of minority students in the schools of that district. Student interracial tensions have decreased during the 6 years of court ordered desegregation. Following an initial decline in student achievement scores during the first year of desegregation, test scores have risen consistently since 1972. (Author/AM)

Notes

ERIC Note: For related documents see UD 017 402-418 and UD 017 447-452.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Desegregation Effects.  |  Desegregation Litigation.  |  Desegregation Methods.  |  Integration Readiness.  |  Integration Studies.  |  Racial Relations.  |  School Desegregation.  |  Michigan (Kalamzoo)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC
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