ERIC Number: ED035686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The College Readiness Program: A Program for Third World Students at the College of San Mateo, California. The Study of Collegiate Compensatory Programs for Minority Group Youth.
This report describes the two and one-half year history of the College Readiness Program (CRP) at the College of San Mateo in California. The program aimed at increasing the number of Third World students in the College and insuring that, once admitted, these students would be given necessary financial, emotional and academic backing to succeed within the College. The crisis for CRP began with a cutback in federal fund allocations to the State of California and the removal of two CRP staff leaders. The administration's refusal to grant the CRP students' demands -- the reinstallment of the staff members, increase in financial aid, and institution of a Third World Program -- was followed by a series of violent incidents, closing of the campus and its reopening with "full police protection." The faculty disclaimed support for the CRP, and although they liberalized grading and made special efforts to help students catch up, attrition rose to 55 per cent by Spring of 1969. (KG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers: California; College of San Mateo CA; College Readiness Program