Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Dr. Linda English

Second Advisor

Dr. Michael Faubion

Third Advisor

Dr. Sonia Hernandez


This study examines the desegregation process for the Aldine Independent School District located in Houston, Texas. Beginning with an analysis of the development of public education in Texas, this study observes the educational conditions for blacks and Mexican Americans prior to the end of de jure segregation. Thereafter, it assesses the impact of the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision that required desegregation of American public schools. I argue that the shifting policies that occurred after Brown requiring mandatory integration resulted in white flight in the school district. With the end of mandatory integration, Aldine I.S.D. reverted back to the practice of using neighborhood schools. Thus, white flight and neighborhood schools caused resegregation to occur in Aldine I.S.D. The Aldine desegregation case is placed within the context of a larger narrative of the changing face of American public education.


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Granting Institution

University of Texas-Pan American