Wayne State University College of Education, Dean’s Office: Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation Records

Accession Number: 
WSR001371
Extent: 
3 linear feet (3 SB)
Date: 
1975-1985

The Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation was created by the City of Detroit to comply with the ruling of Milliken v. Bradley, which dealt with desegregation busing. This United States Supreme Court ruling settled the issue of de jure vs. de facto segregation and effectively confirmed that segregation was allowed if it was not an explicit policy of the school district. As a result, the commission's charge was to oversee the busing plan across multiple school districts in the city of Detroit. Wayne State University College of Education faculty served on the commission.

The records of the Monitoring Commission detail commission activities as well as those of the various subcommittees within, including student codes, executive committee reports, and profiles of Detroit Area Schools.

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