Date of Award

Spring 1985

Document Type

Dissertation - Restricted

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



First Advisor

Buckholdt, David

Second Advisor

Maguire, Daniel

Third Advisor

DuPuis, Adrian


The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not Milwaukee's desegregation efforts between 1976 and 1982 were carried out in a manner that was in fact discriminatory against black students. Specifically, this study was designed to answer the following questions: 1. Did the desegregation program of MPS result in (a) a disproportionate number of black students being denied educational access to their neighborhood schools; and (b) a disproportionate number of black students being bused out of their neighborhoods to attend school? 2. Did the Milwaukee Public School System (MPS) use (a) a pattem of school closings, and (b) make decisions about the locations of specialty schools, in a manner that resulted in a disproportionate burden of dislocations being placed on black students? Answers to the above questions will be helpful in making a definitive judgment on the possible discriminatory nature of Milwaukee's school desegregation efforts.



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