Detroit Public Schools
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Dr. Cornelius Golightly was an Associate Dean and professor at Wayne State University's Philosophy Department. Golightly's papers document his time at several institutions, his work in the philosophy field, as well as his involvement with several school boards, including Milwaukee and Detroit. This collection primarily contains draft manuscripts, classroom notes and instructions, correspondence, brochures, and acknowledgements. Additional materials include three folders of photographs and one...
Abstract Between 1975 and 1976, Nancy Terner Golinko conducted interviews with Detroit-area dance instructors as research for her master's thesis entitled "The Growth and Development of the Modern Dance Curriculum at the Secondary Level, Detroit Public Schools, 1925-1969." Collection consists of transcripts of five oral history interviews with dance educators active circa 1925-1969 in the Detroit Public Schools and at Wayne State University. The selected dance educators represent artistic philosophies,...
Abstract The Detroit Board of Education/Detroit Public Schools Collection documents the administration, fiscal operation, personnel, publications, activities, programs and services of Detroit schools. To a lesser degree it documents professional organizations and citizens committees concerned with the Detroit Schools.
Abstract The Detroit Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors was formed in 1966 and received sole collective bargaining rights with the Detroit Board of Education in 1967. The union had between 1,300 and 1,400 members at its creation, and it continues to represent administrators and supervisors in Detroit Public Schools in regards to salaries and working conditions.In the early 1980s, the administrators were working without a contract for a brief time and they conducted a...
Abstract Dr. Freeman Flynn served on the Detroit School Board for many years. His personal interests led him to focus upon human relations, and the problems associated with inter-cultural and interracial education. During the period 1965 through 1976, when the city sought to implement plans for the desegregation of its schools, Dr. Flynn served as the Director of the Division of School-Community Relations.
Abstract On 17 December 1976, the Detroit Central Board of Education had officially requested "a management audit" of the decentralized school system from its establishment in 1970. An outline of a proposed "task force" was discussed on 7 March 1977. Three weeks later, State Representative Stopczynski introduced House Bills 4401 and 4466 respectively proposing greater parental control over school curricula and abolition of the Detroit Regional School Boards.
Overview Kathleen Straus is an activist for Michigan education and civil rights. She has been involved in the League of Women Voters, Keep Improving Detroit Schools (KIDS), PRO-Detroit, and the Michigan Association of School Boards. Additionally, Straus co-founded the Michigan Tax Information Council and she was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 2000 for her work in civil rights and education.
Abstract Merle Henrickson served as president of United Public Workers Local 275 of Detroit in the late 1940's. From the 1940s through the 1980s, he was involved with the neighborhood and community councils of Detroit, particularly the Brightmoor District Council. He was a major figure in the citizen movement to improve public schools in Detroit and as such, he was deeply involved in school desegregation in the 1970s. His wife, Wilma worked for 15 years in Detroit Public Schools and was active in the...
Abstract A member of United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 50, Olga Madar served as director of recreation programs, social services and women's activities, and as director of the International Union's Recreational Department. Ms. Madar was the first woman to hold a position on the UAW International Executive Board, and the first woman to serve as UAW International Vice-President. Ms. Madar's papers reflect her career with the UAW and her commitment to advocacy for women, minorities and senior citizens.
Abstract The law firm Sachs Waldman, Professional Corporation started in October 13, 1922 by Nicholas J. Rothe, considered by many as the first union labor lawyer in Michigan grew to represent the best interest of unions and workers. In 1951 Theodore Sachs joined the firm and was considered one of the best appellate attorneys in the country, under his leadership the firm grew in clientele and personnel. In 1965, the law firm began to specialize in public sector labor and began to represent those unions...
Wayne State University College of Education, Dean’s Office: Detroit Public Schools Monitoring Commission on Desegregation Records
Abstract 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...
Overview William J. Beckham (1940-2000) was originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He was educated at the Detroit Institute of Technology (1959-1960), Wayne State University (1960-1962), American University (1962-1964), and the University of Maryland (1965-1966). During these years he took courses in political science. Beckham went on to pursue a career in politics at both the local and national level. In 1964, Beckham worked on Senator Phillip Hart’s campaign and then joined his staff from 1965-1973. Later...