Improving Education in Desegregated Schools

  • Meyer Weinberg


During the mid-1960s, at the height of the civil rights movement, organized minority parents began demanding that their schools publish reading and mathematics test scores. Their purpose was to call attention to the almost certain achievement discrepancy between white and minority schools. By desegregating the schools, they hoped, achievement differences would be bridged or at least minimized. There thus existed a perceived link between desegregation and achievement. Public opinion polls during the 1970s found repeatedly that a belief that minority academic achievement would rise with desegregation was the principal reason for black support of desegregation. This view prevailed during struggles to initiate desegregation as well as to maintain it.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meyer Weinberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Horace Mann Bond Center for Equal EducationUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA

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