ERIC Number: ED047867
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
An Even Chance; A Report on Federal Funds for Indian Children in Public School Districts.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY.
The document reports a study of Federal financial-assistance programs to schools with concentrations of American Indian children. The study involved collecting data by interviewing state and local officials in 60 school districts in 8 states; interviews were also conducted with Bureau of Indian Affairs and Office of Education officials in Washington. In addition, 29 community surveyors interviewed 445 Indian parents whose advice and active participation were essential to the study. The document provides statistical data and discusses instances wherein school districts are alleged to have misused Federal monies allocated for use in educating American Indian children. Discussed are Federal programs specifically designed to aid public schools in educating Indian children under funds from Impact Aid Laws - P.L. 874 and P.L. 815, the Johnson-O'Malley Act of 1934, and Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. A chapter is also devoted to Indian involvement with public schools. (EL)
Descriptors: Achievement, Administration, American Indians, Attitudes, Demography, Educational Finance, Equalization Aid, Federal Aid, Legislation, Socioeconomic Status
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., 1028 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 510, Washington, D.C. 10019 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund, New York, NY.