ERIC Number: ED225392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Falling Through the Cracks: An Assessment of Bilingual Education in Wisconsin.
Melendez, Carmelo; And Others
The enforcement of federal and state bilingual education legislation and the implementation of bilingual education programs in Wisconsin were reviewed to determine whether any children were being denied program benefits. The review focused on types of programs, number of teachers, the existence of parent advisory councils in school districts, involvement of the Office of Civil Rights, and district corrective actions in cases of noncompliance. State and federal bilingual education legislation was compared in regard to source of authority, definitions, strength of mandate, time for compliance, number of eligible pupils required, parental consent and involvement, special education services, bilingual staff and training, and program entitlement and evaluation. Compliance reviews in Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine were analyzed and local fact-finding meetings were conducted. Based on the results, it was recommended that the state amend its laws in accordance with federal requirements for parental consent, provide transportation funds, and hire on-site review personnel to monitor program implementation. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: A report of the Wisconsin Advisory Committee.