ERIC Number: ED227685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Equality of Educational Opportunity for National Origin Minority Students.
Ochoa, Alberto M.
The legal bases of federal and state requirements for addressing the linguistic and academic needs of national origin minority students are reviewed. A national origin minority student is defined as one whose home language is other than English and who is not performing up to district standards of proficiency. The legal milestone leading to requirement of educational services for minority students, the educational issues raised by the Lau v. Nichols decision, the minimum educational services for minorities required under the Lau remedies, issues raised in regard to minority educational rights over the past 7 years, and California statutes supporting the educational needs of minority students are discussed. In conclusion, the law requires equality of educational opportunity for minority students, but the operation of this principle and compliance with the law have been addressed only within the last 5 years. (RW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual California Association of Bilingual Education Conference (8th, Anaheim, CA, 1982).