This book surveys the legal issues confronting courts as they decide school desegregation cases, and the extent to which social science research has been brought to bear on those issues. It examines the relationship between school segregation and residential segregation.
Part I: The Legal Backdrop 1. Judicial Evolution of The Law of School Integration Since Brown V. Board of Education 2. School Desegregation Litigation in the Seventies and the Use of Social Science Evidence: An Annotated Guide 3. Random Remarks on the Role of Social Sciences in the Judicial Decision-Making Process in School Desegregation Cases 4. The Impact of Social Science Evidence on the Judge: A Personal Comment 5. Social Science and the District Court: The Observations of a Journeyman Trial Judge Part II: Neighborhood Schools and Busing 6. Residential Segregation and its Implications for School Integration 7. The Jurisprudence of Busing Part III: Effects of School Desegregation: What Social Science Research Does and Doesn't Tell Us 8. Education, Life Chances, and the Courts: The Role of Social Science Evidence 9. The Relationship Between School Desegregation and Academic Achievement: A Review of the Research 10. The Effects of Desegregation on Race Relations 11. The Impact of School Desgregation on Aspirations, Self-Concepts and Other Aspects of Personality Part IV: Some Practical Problems in Desegregation and Some Alternatives 12. How to Make Desegregation Work: The Adaptation of Schools to their Newly-Integrated Student Bodies 13. Waiting on the Promise of Brown 14. Suspension and Expulsion of Black Students From the Public Schools: Academic Capital Punishment and the Constitution Part V: Reflection 15. On the Future Implementation of School Desegregation: Some Considerations 16. The Courts, Social Science, and School Desegregation