The Continuing Struggle of African Americans for the Power to Make Real Educational Choices
Studies school choice for African Americans.
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Paper presented at Symposium on Educational Options for African Americans
- Article discusses the debate about school choice and argues for school choice as the means to expand educational opportunities and improve academic achievement for African Americans.
- The author uses the Milwaukee school system as an example of the failure of court-ordered desegregation plans to achieve educational parity.
- He suggests that the desegregation plan--busing--was actually a "forced choice" of greater benefit to Whites than Blacks.
- African American support of vouchers is increasing with their dissatisfaction with public schools---cites the increased participation in the Milwaukee voucher program.
- Argues for school choice as a more effective method to equalizing educational opportunities than desegregation plans.
Busing, Choice, Desegregation, Vouchers
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- Literature review detailing results from reports of the State of Wisconsin, Department of Public Instruction.