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References

  Google Scholar. (n.d.). Google Scholar. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10980306267070800968&hl=en&as_sdt=2,34&as_vis=1

Summary:

             This document contains the court decision in the Godwin v. Johnston County Board of Education case, regarding the fate of the Pearsall Plan. Godwin and several other parents brought the case before the court, claiming that the government was failing to uphold the mandate set forth in Brown v. Board by not actively integrating schools, while the Johnston County Board of Education claimed that the Brown decision only required that the state government not actively segregate schools, therefore the Pearsall plan was completely constitutional. The case is ultimately decided in favor of Godwin, thereby overturning the Pearsall Plan

Evaluation:

             This source is directly relevant to the content of this product, as it is the official end to the Pearsall plan, the legislation which this product seeks to elaborate upon. As an official court record the document lacks the bias that a secondary source might have , especially when considering such a potentially controversial subject. This source has been used within this project primarily to cite that the Pearsall plan was ended via a court decision, with a brief touch as to what logic was used.

Carolina., a. d. (n.d.). Chapter 115C – Article 39. North Carolina General Assembly – Home Page. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_115C/Article_39.html

Summary:

             This document contains the current North Carolina Nonpublic school regulation statues; the laws that were enacted to replace the Pearsall Plan.

Evaluation:

This source contains the current NC nonpublic school codes, and was used primarily as a point of reference to contrast the current methods by which nonpublic schools are governed against how nonpublic schools were governed under the Pearsall Plan. As with the previous source, it is an official State Government Document, which eliminates much of the potential for bias that might be seen in a secondary source.

Former North Carolina General Statutes. (n.d.). NCDNPE. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from www.ncdnpe.org/documents/hhh149h.pdf

Summary:

These former North Carolina statues for the governing of Nonpublic schools formed the active arm of the Pearsall plan. The statutes were enacted in 1955, and replaced by the current school codes in 1969.

Evaluation:

             This source serves as the heart of the project, as it lays out the actual content of the Pearsall Plan. Again, as it is an official publication from a state government, it lacks the severe bias that might be seen in a secondary source regarding the subject, though given the era in which this document was drafted it will be necessary to remember that a retrospective bias may exist, meaning that while the document speaks only to what actually happened, it is definitely biased against certain people groups from a modern perspective.

 

Brown v. Board of Education (I) | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. (n.d.). The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Recordings, Case Abstracts and More. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from http://www.oyez.org/cases/1950-1959/1952/1952_1

Summary:

             This webpage contains information regarding the Supreme Court Case Brown v. Board of education, a landmark case which overturned the previous jurisprudence of Separate but Equal, as established in Plessey v. Fergusson. The media available ranges from the Transcripts of the Supreme Court arguments and decisions, to actual recordings of the Oral Arguments of the case.

Evaluation:

The content of this source is directly relevant to the project at hand, in that it sets the background for the Pearsall plan. Without Brown, the Plan would have been unnecessary as a state of segregation would have been maintained by previous mandates, therefore without Brown there is no Pearsall. The Oyez site directly references the text of the manuscript, and even offers audio files of the oral arguments, making it more of a redistribution than a secondary source, and thereby eliminating the potential for author bias.

Lemon v. Kurtzman | The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. (n.d.). The Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law | U.S. Supreme Court Oral Argument Recordings, Case Abstracts and More. Retrieved May 3, 2011, from http://www.oyez.org/cases/1970-1979/1970/1970_89

Summary:

This webpage contains information regarding the Supreme Court Case Lemon v. Kurtzman, in which it was ultimately decided that the US government could not give out vouchers to a religious school for various reasons. . The media available ranges from the Transcripts of the Supreme Court arguments and decisions, to actual recordings of the Oral Arguments of the case.

Evaluation:

While not directly relevant to the Pearsall plan, this Case was used to demonstrate the overall stance of the court against the notion of vouchers for private schools. The Oyez site directly quotes the text of the court transcript, even offering audio files of the case, so it leaves no room for bias, and is more of a redistribution site than a secondary source.