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ERIC Number: ED001937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Oct-29
Pages: 253
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RACE AND EQUAL EDUCATION OPPORTUNITY IN PROTLAND'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS, A REPORT TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, MULTNOMAH SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1.
SCHWAB, HERBERT M.
THE SCHOOL BOARD APPOINTED A COMMITTEE ON RACE AND EDUCATION TO DETERMINE IF PORTLAND SCHOOLS DEPRIVED THE CHILDREN OF ONE RACE THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AFFORDED TO THOSE OF OTHER RACES, WHAT MIGHT BE DONE TO IMPROVE THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN CULTURALLY DEPRIVED AREAS OF THE CITY, AND WHAT MIGHT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DO THROUGH ITS EDUCATIONAL PROCESSES TO ELIMINATE PREJUDICE IN THE MINDS OF CHILDREN. AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE DIRECTLY AFFECTING THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WERE--THAT A MODEL SCHOOL PROGRAM BE ESTABLISHED TO BRING INTENSIVE EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS TO BEAR ON A NUMBER OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, WITH A COMMUNITY AGENT TO ASSIST THE PRINCIPAL IN PLANNING AFTER-SCHOOL AND EVENING ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS, THAT PARENTS BE GIVEN THE OPTION OF TRANSFERRING A CHILD FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL TO ANY SCHOOL WHERE A VACANCY EXISTS IN THE GRADE, PROVIDED THE PARENT ASSUMES RESPONSIBILITY FOR TRANSPORTATION AND ATTENDANCE, THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT UNDERTAKE A REEVALUATION OF THE ADEQUACY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM, THAT HIGH SCHOOLS OF OCCUPATION-ORIENTED PROGRAMS BE ESTABLISHED, THAT COUNSELING SERVICES BE PROVIDED ON THE BASIS OF NEED, NOT ACCORDING TO A FIXED FROMULA, THAT PROGRAMS BE ESTABLISHED WHICH WOULD CREATE MAXIMUM OPPORTUNITY FOR CHILDREN OF DIFFERENT RACES TO WORK TOGETHER WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION. RECOMMENDATIONS AFFECTING THE COMMUNITY INCLUDED-- THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD URGE EMPLOYERS TO MAKE EFFORTS TO HIRE QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS FOR ON-THE-JOB-TRAINING, REGARDLESS OF ACHIEVEMENT ON CONVENTIONAL TESTS, AND THAT AN APPROPRIATE GOVERNMENT AGENCY ESTABLISH A REFERRAL SERVICE DESIGNED TO GIVE ADVICE AND ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO SECURE HOUSING AND HOW TO DEAL WITH REAL ESTATE BROKERS AND LENDING INSTITUTIONS.
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Authoring Institution: Multnomah County Intermediate Education District, Portland, OR.
Identifiers: PORTLAND