Parable from the Prairie

Coons, John E.
April 1990
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Apr1990, Issue 2, p11
Comments on the issue of racial segregation in schools in Kansas City, Missouri. Decision of federal court judge Russell Clark in a case involving public schools in the School District of Kansas City in 1984; Scheme proposed by Clark to address the issue of racial segregation and encourage white students to enroll in the Kansas City School District; Outcome of the plan of Clark; Significance of private schools for African American students during the 1970s.


Related Articles

  • 47-Year-Old Baton Rouge School Desegregation Case Finally Closes.  // Jet;9/8/2003, Vol. 104 Issue 11, p37 

    Deals with the signing of a settlement that ends segregation in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana school district. Significance of the event; Implementation of busing in 1981; History of the Baton Rouge public school system.

  • Should we try to integrate schools by income?  // American School Board Journal;Apr2006, Vol. 193 Issue 4, p14 

    The article presents a survey on integrating schools by income in the U.S. Public schools across the nations are being segregated once again. African Americans go to majority African American schools, Hispanics to majority Hispanic schools, and Whites to majority White schools. School districts...

  • The Resurgence of School Segregation. Orfield, Gary; Frankenberg, Erica D.; Lee, Chungmei // Educational Leadership;Dec/Jan2003, Vol. 60 Issue 4, p16 

    Provides an overview of the resurgence of school segregation in the U.S., according to a study from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University in 2002. Changes in the racial composition of public schools; Trend toward school district re-segregation; Court actions on the issue.

  • Planning for Equity. Carey, Kelley D. // American School Board Journal;Apr2006, Vol. 193 Issue 4, p53 

    The article states that focus on equity programs and facilities is the best way to help desegregation stay. It was found that many school districts keep the idea of separate but equal by failing to plan for long-term desegregation, despite of the landmark ruling in Brown v. Board of Education in...

  • Boundaries, Buses and School Boards. QUINN, THOMAS M. // America;10/10/1964, Vol. 111 Issue 15, p408 

    The article discusses segregation and the law and its impact on public schools in the U.S. It states that some states, including New York, had laws prohibiting exclusion of children from their local public schools on the basis of race or color. It differentiates de jure school segregation from...

  • Resegregation is on the rise in the shadow of 'Brown' Glenn, Cook // American School Board Journal;Dec2003, Vol. 190 Issue 12, p12 

    Focuses on the attempts of some school districts in the U.S. to get out from under court-ordered desegregation plans. Plans of the Little Rock School District in Arkansas to adopt a race neutral system of assigning students; Failure of the school busing system to achieve diversity in Boston,...

  • Segregation and School Violence. Eitle, David; Eitle, Tamela McNulty // Social Forces;Dec2003, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p589 

    While research exploring the consequences of desegregation and resegregation for academic achievement and intergroup attitudes and behavior has been prolific, scant attention has been paid to the impact that school segregation differences has had on school violence. Using data from the state of...

  • Consolidation Proposed To Help Defuse Tensions Between 2 New Jersey Districts. Weisman, Jonathan // Education Week;6/19/1991, Vol. 10 Issue 39, p15 

    The article presents information related to a long-running New Jersey dispute over the segregation of school districts. Commissioner of Education John Ellis has endorsed the creation of a regional school district which could become a way to settle a New Jersey dispute over whether a prevailing...

  • Judge Who Ordered Va. Schools Desegregated Dies. Richard, Alan // Education Week;3/2/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 25, p4 

    The article reports that Robert R. Merhige, who as a federal district court judge ordered the desegregation of many Virginia school districts, died on February 18, 2005 in Richmond, Virginia. He was 86 and had recently had heart surgery. School integration lagged in the state for years after the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics