Fife, Brian L.
About the author: Dr. Fife received his PhD from the State University of York at Binghamton. He is currently Associate Professor of Political Science at Ball State University, Indiana. He has previously published Desegregation in American Schools: Comparative Intervention Strategies (Praeger Publishers, 1992) and many articles.1997 0-7734-8725-5
This in-depth empirical examination of city versus metropolitan school desegregation is a significant addition to the literature on school desegregation policy. Chapter headings and topics include: The Supreme Court and School Desegregation Since 1896; Segregation and Poverty; Residential Segregation; Assessing the Status of School Desegregation (in-depth analysis of Indiana schools, political culture, electorate); City and Metropolitan School Desegregation (in four cities, two metropolitan areas, Jefferson County Public Schools); School Desegregation in the Hub; Racial Balance, Enrollment Patterns, Population Trends in the Boston Public Schools; A Metropolitan Remedy for Desegregating America's Public Schools; Notes and Bibliography.