Race and Schooling in the City

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Here is a sober report by fifteen of the nations leading experts on desegregation, the product of an American Academy study group that met to assess the radically changed character of the urban school desegregation struggle over the quarter century since the Supreme Court”s landmark decision. The distinguished contributors differ sharply in their ideas about the nature of this vexing social problem and in their proposed remedies. They grapple with the range of relevant issues, from the effects of desegregation on children to societal attitudes, demographic developments, “white flight,” resegregation, incentives and other policy options, individual versus group rights, and ethical and legal considerations.

This is a book that reaches beyond the old disputes about busing to consider the issue in new ways and to suggest new options. If there are no quick solutions to the schooling problems in the nation’s big cities, neither is there any excuse for ignorance about this matter. Rich in its implications for the future, Race and Schooling in the City offers fresh assessments of one of the country’s most visible and intractable controversies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674745773
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1981
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 9.63 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam Yarmolinsky practices law in Washington, D.C.

Lance Leibman is William S. Beinecke Professor of Law, Columbia Law School.

Corinne S. Schelling is Assistant Executive Officer, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston.

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Table of Contents

Preface Adam Yarmolinsky
Introduction Lance Liebmkn and Corinne S. Schelling

  1. Part One: Since Brown
  2. The Evolution of School Desegregation Policy, 1964-1979 Diane Ravitch
  3. Why It Worked in Dixie: Southern School Desegregation and Its Implications for the North Gary Orfield
  4. Some Reflections on the Supreme Court and School Desegregation Frank Goodman
  5. The Effects of School Desegregation on Children:
    A New Look at the Research Evidence Nancy H. St. John

  6. Part Two: Individuals, Groups, and Attitudes
  7. The One and the Many Harold R. Isaacs
  8. The Demographic Basis of Urban Educational Reform Charles V. Willie
  9. Race and the Suburbs Nathan Glazer

  10. Part Three: Approaches for the 1980s
  11. Increasing the Effectiveness of School Desegregation:
    Lessons from the Research Willis D. Hawley
  12. The Case for Metropolitan Approaches to Public-School Desegregation Thomas F. Pettigrew
  13. The Role of Incentives in School Desegregation James S. Coleman
  14. Civil Rights Commitment and the Challenge of Changing Conditions in Urban School Cases Derrick Bell
  15. Urban School Desegregation from a Black Perspective Barbara L. Jackson
  16. Bilingual Education and School Desegregation Linda Hanten
  17. Inexplicitness as Racial Policy in Britain and the United States David L. Kirp
  18. Part Four: An Overview
  19. Constitutional Values and Public Education Lance Liebman

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