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Beyond Busing Reflections on Urban Segregation, the Courts, and Equal Opportunity

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ISBN-10: 0472031295

ISBN-13: 9780472031290

Edition: 2005

Authors: Paul R. Dimond

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A compelling insider's account of the fight for educational desegregation, from one of its most dedicated and outspoken heroes. A new afterword explains the author's controversial belief that the moment for litigating educational equality has passed, clear-sightedly critiquing his own courtroom strategies and the courts' responses, before closing with an assessment of the economic and social changes that he feels have already moved us "beyond busing." "An extraordinarily informative and thoughtful book describing the process of bringing Brown [v. Board of Education] North and the impact this process had upon national attitudes toward desegregation." --Drew S. Days III, Yale Law Journal "An original analysis of a tough subject. A must-read for all who care about opportunity for all our children." --Donna E. Shalala, President, University of Miami "Paul Dimond remains a passionate and caring voice for inner-city students, whether in his advocacy of school desegregation, school choice plans, or school finance reform. He illuminates these issues as one who participated in the major education cases and as a perceptive scholar." --Mark Yudof, Chancellor, The University of Texas System "A must-read for anyone who wants to understand America's continued failure to give inner-city children a quality education or to do something about it!" --Sheryll Cashin, Author of The Failures of Integration: How Race and Class Are Undermining the American Dream "Dimond is particularly good at relating his slice of legal history to the broader developments of the 1970s, and his occasional remarks about trial tactics are amusing and instructive. Dimond's honesty about both his successes and failures makes his book required reading for civil rights lawyers." --Lawrence T. Gresser, Michigan Law Review "A fascinating first-hand account of 1970s northern school desegregation decisions." --Neal E. Devins, American Bar Foundation Research Journal "Dimond reminds the liberal reader of the promise that lies in the empowerment of ordinary families to choose their own schools." --John E. Coons, Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley Paul R. Dimond is counsel to Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, Michigan's largest law firm; chairman of McKinley, a national commercial real estate investment and management firm; and chairman or member of the board of trustees of numerous education, community, and civic organizations. He spent four years as President Clinton's Special Assistant for Economic Policy.
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

To Speak against Segregation
Black Voices in White America: The Dayton School Case, November, 1972
"Our Troubled Times Demand Such Sacrifices": The Detroit School Case, 1970-74
The NAACP Challenge to Segregation
The Trial of Judge Roth, April to September, 1971
Metropolitan Conversion in the Lower Courts, October, 1971, to June, 1973
The Detroit Case in the Supreme Court, June, 1973, to July, 1974
"Avoiding an Education": The First Round in the Dayton School Case, July, 1972, to June, 1977
The Trial of Judge Rubin, July, 1972, to December, 1972
The Skirmishes between the Sixth Circuit and Judge Rubin, January, 1973, to September, 1976
The Supreme Court Sounds Retreat, December, 1976, to June, 1977
Standing and Waiting: The Floundering of the Legal Challenges to Housing Segregation in the 1970s
Open Housing, Closed Court, 1970-79
Waiting for Gautreaux: The Chicago Public Housing Case, 1950-79
The Lower Courts Answer the Supreme Court's Call to Retreat, 1976-78
Judge Duncan's Trial of the Columbus School Case, April, 1976, to October, 1977
The Sixth Circuit on Trial: The Columbus and Dayton School Cases on Appeal, June, 1977, to July, 1978
Reprise and Preview: The Wilmington School Case, 1971-78
Trial by Three Judges, 1971-75
The Interdistrict Remedy, 1976-78
The Supreme Court and the School Desegregation Cases, 1978-80
The Briefs and Arguments in the Supreme Court
The Decisions from the Supreme Court, 1979-80
Selected Bibliography
Table of Principal Cases