Bus Kids

Author: Ira W. Lit
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300153279
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This text offers a detailed examination of the experiences of kindergarten students in California participating in a voluntary school desegregation programme. Ira Lit focuses on the school life of a group of minority children bussed from their poor-performing home school district to an affluent district with high-performing schools.

Brown v Board of Education

Author: Kathy Furgang
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 1538380250
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Brown v. Board of Education decision comes to mind whenever the topic of landmarks of the American civil rights movement is discussed. The 1954 Supreme Court decision declared it unconstitutional to segregate public school students, opening the door for many other civil rights advances after that. This thoughtful and informative book details the history of the case as well as its impact on the quickly changing America of the 1950s and 1960s. The book also describes how schools and civil rights have changed since this important Supreme Court case.

Identity Safe Classrooms

Author: Dorothy M. Steele
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452230900
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This practitioner-focused guide to creating identity-safe classrooms presents four categories of core instructional practices: - child-centered teaching - classroom relationships - caring environments - cultivating diversity The book presents a set of strategies that can be implemented immediately by teachers. It includes a wealth of vignettes taken from identity-safe classrooms as well as reflective exercises that can be completed by individual teachers or teacher teams.

Why Busing Failed

Author: Matthew F. Delmont
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520284259
Format: PDF
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"Busing, in which students were transported by school buses to achieve court ordered or voluntary school desegregation, became one of the nation's most controversial civil rights issues in the decades after Brown v. Board of Education (1954). Examining battles over school desegregation in cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, and Pontiac, Why Busing Failed shows how school officials, politicians, courts, and the news media valued the desires of white parents more than the rights of black students, and how antibusing parents and politicians borrowed media strategies from the civil rights movement to thwart busing for school desegregation. This national history of busing brings together well-known political figures such as Richard Nixon and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, with less well known figures like Boston civil rights activist Ruth Batson, Florida Governor Claude Kirk, Pontiac housewife and antibusing activist Irene McCabe, and Clay Smothers (the self-proclaimed "most conservative black man in America"). This book shows that shows that "busing" failed to more fully desegregate public schools because school officials, politicians, courts, and the news media valued the desires of white parents more than the rights of black students"--Provided by publisher.

The Other Boston Busing Story

Author: Susan E. Eaton
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300087659
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Presents interviews with sixty-five graduates of Boston's METCO busing program, assessing the benefits and hardships of this landmark school desegregation program.