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ERIC Number: ED002319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Mar
Pages: 1
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EDUCATIONAL DEPRIVATION IN THREE MINORITIES.
EDUCATIONAL DEPRIVATION AMONG AMERICAN INDIANS, PUERTO RICANS, AND MEXICAN-AMERICANS IS CONSIDERED. THE AVERAGE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF THE RESERVATION INDIAN IS FAR BELOW THAT OF THE WHITE AMERICAN. INDIANS OVER 25 YEARS OF AGE AVERAGE ABOUT HALF AS MANY YEARS OF SCHOOLING AS THE WHITE POPULATION OF THE SAME AGE. A HANDICAP WHICH AFFECTS INDIAN EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL IS THE LANGUAGE BARRIER, SINCE TRIBAL LANGUAGES ARE COMMONLY SPOKEN ON THE RESERVATIONS. INDIANS LIVING IN URBAN AREAS HAVE A HIGHER EDUCATIONAL STATUS THAN THOSE LIVING IN RURAL AREAS. THOSE WHO LIVE ON RESERVATIONS TEND TO BE EDUCATED AMONG THEIR THEIR OWN KIND, WHICH LIMITS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THEIR SCHOOLING. THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS OFFERS A SUMMER PROGRAM WHICH PROVIDES WORK EXPERIENCE, EXTRA ACADEMIC CLASSES, AND OFF-RESERVATION EXCURSIONS TO BROADEN THE HORIZONS OF THESE CHILDREN. THE MEDIAN YEARS OF SCHOOLING COMPLETED BY PUERTO RICANS IS 2 TO 3 YEARS LOWER THAN COMPARABLE MEDIANS FOR THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND ABOUT THE SAME AS THOSE FOR NONWHITES. PUERTO RICANS BORN ON THE MAINLAND ACHIEVE MORE EDUCATIONALLY THAN IMMIGRANTS. IN NEW YORK, WHERE MANY PUERTO RICANS LIVE, THE EDUCATIONAL DISADVANTAGE IS GREAT. WHEREAS 24 PERCENT OF NEW YORKERS 25 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER COMPLETED HIGH SCHOOL AND 18 PERCENT ATTENDED COLLEGE, THE FIGURES FOR PUERTO RICANS ARE 10 PERCENT AND 3 PERCENT, RESPECTIVELY. THE EDUCATIONAL LEVEL OF MOST MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS IS LOW. ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR PEOPLE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER DOES NOT ATTEND SCHOOL. THE EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF NATIVE-BORN MEXICAN AMERICANS IS GREATER, NEVERTHELESS, THESE CHILDREN ARE DEPRIVED IN COMPARISON WITH THE REST OF THE POPULATION. LIKE NEGROES, THEY SUFFER FROM DE FACTO SEGREGATED SCHOOLS. THESE ARE EXTRACTS FROM U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, REPORT ON MANPOWER REQUIREMENTS, RESOURCES, UTILIZATION, AND TRAINING, MARCH 1964.
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Identifiers: ILLINOIS; Illinois (Chicago)