Desegregation in Schools Analytical Essay by The Research Group

Desegregation in Schools
An evaluation of the effectiveness, goals, methods and impact on students and the pros and cons of busing.
# 15767 | 1,350 words | 7 sources | 2000 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Education (General)

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"Desegregation remains a controversial issue in education. Once believed to be the only remedy for a separate but unequal school system, desegregation is now labelled by critics a misallocation of scarce financial resources. On the other hand, forced school integration has resulted in the elimination of racial imbalances in certain situations. At stake in the debate on desegregation is the fate of African-American children in the nation's deteriorating urban school system.

Desegregation in education has several advantages, both tangible and intangible. One of the tangible benefits is that it increases interracial exposure between blacks and whites. For example, after a decade of the implementation of a desegregation plan in Milwaukee, the white enrollment in minority schools increased from 21 percent to 31 percent. In a society where..."

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