Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law / Edition 1

Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law / Edition 1

by David J. Armor
     
 

In Forced Justice, David J. Armor explores the benefits and drawbacks of voluntary and involuntary desegregation plans, especially those in communities with "magnet" schools. He finds that voluntary plans, which let parents decide which school program is best for their children, are just as effective in attaining long-term desegregation as mandatory busing, and that… See more details below

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In Forced Justice, David J. Armor explores the benefits and drawbacks of voluntary and involuntary desegregation plans, especially those in communities with "magnet" schools. He finds that voluntary plans, which let parents decide which school program is best for their children, are just as effective in attaining long-term desegregation as mandatory busing, and that these plans generate far greater community support. Armor concludes by proposing a new policy of "equity" choice, which draws upon the best features of both the desegregation and choice movements. This policy promises both improved desegregation and greater educational choices for all, especially for the disadvantaged minority children in urban systems who now have the fewest educational choices. The debate over desegregation policy and its many consequences needs to move beyond academic journals and courtrooms to a larger audience. In addition to educators and policymakers, Forced Justice will be an important book for social scientists, attorneys and specialists in civil rights issues, and all persons concerned about the state of public education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195111354
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Desegregation Dilemma3
Desegregation and the Law5
The Harm and Benefit Thesis8
Housing Segregation and School Desegregation10
Desegregation Remedies11
The Future of School Desegregation and Choice13
1Desegregation Policy and the Law17
The Brown Decision and the Civil Rights Act18
The Evolution of Remedy from Green to Keyes26
Milliken and the Limits of Liability and Remedy38
The Issue of Unitary Status48
A Summary of Desegregation Law54
2The Harm and Benefit Thesis59
History of the Harm and Benefit Thesis61
Desegregation and Achievement76
Desegregation and Other Outcomes98
Status of the Harm and Benefit Thesis111
3Housing Segregation and School Desegregation117
Housing Segregation in School Desegregation Cases119
The Causes of Residential Segregation127
The Relation between School and Housing Segregation146
Housing and School Desegregation Policy151
4The Effectiveness of Desegregation Remedies154
The Scope of Remedies156
Desegregation Definitions158
National Trends in School Desegregation165
Desegregation and White Flight174
Effectiveness of Alternative Desegregation Plans180
Community and Parent Views on School Desegregation195
Desegregation and Resegregation208
5The Future of Desegregation and Choice211
Systems with Desegregation Plans213
Systems without Desegregation Plans218
Desegregation and Choice225
Appendix235
Notes239
Bibliography257
Table of Cases263
Index265

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