Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law / Edition 1

Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law / Edition 1

by David J. Armor
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195111354

ISBN-13: 9780195111354

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

'Forced Justice' is a thorough and incisive examination of school desegregation. As the era of compulsory busing for school desegregation comes to a close, David Armor examines the evidence dispassionately. He finds that the benefits of this policy were usually minuscule, and the cost often enormous.

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'Forced Justice' is a thorough and incisive examination of school desegregation. As the era of compulsory busing for school desegregation comes to a close, David Armor examines the evidence dispassionately. He finds that the benefits of this policy were usually minuscule, and the cost often enormous.

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
1.Desegregation 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
2.The 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
3.Housing 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
4.The 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
5.The 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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