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- A case study of Omaha public schools: The policy of mandated court-ordered desegregation and its results on majority and predominantly Black schools and Black students
- Hall, LaSella L.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- School desegregation is one of the most meaningful pieces of education policy in the history of U.S. This study examines the results of mandated court-ordered desegregation on predominantly and majority black schools from 1970-1990 in the Omaha Public School District (OPS). A case study method approach is used to analyze reports and documents published by OPS, the University of Nebraska Omaha, the Urban League and local news sources. The researcher examines the results of mandated court-ordered desegregation on the OPS black student population by exploring pertinent information related to predominately and majority black schools in OPS post court-ordered desegregation. The push for court-ordered desegregation in OPS and, more generally, U.S. desegregation had roots in the idea that placing black and white students together in the same school building would increase black student performance. The study reveals the results of mandated court-ordered desegregation on predominately and majority black school sites and black students. The findings indicate that the policy of mandated court-ordered desegregation resulted in harsh disciplinary practices such as disproportionate suspensions and expulsions for black students and the siphoning of black students into special education classrooms.
Date of award: 2020-07
Degree type: dissertation
Degree name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Granting institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department: Department of Humanities
Advisor: Chapman, Rico
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- Clark Atlanta University