ERIC Number: ED230356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Chicano Representation in 361 Texas Public School Boards 1979/80.
Rios, Rolando L.; Alonzo, Gladys A.
The 361 Texas school districts with 20% and over Chicano student composition were examined to determine whether the school board's ethnic composition reflected the student body's ethnic composition. The ethnicity of the student body and ethnicity of the school board were compared to determine if Chicanos were equitably represented. School districts were divided into 163 districts having 50% and over Chicano student populations and 198 districts having 20-49% Chicano student populations. Chicano school board membership for each district was determined by manually counting the Spanish-surnamed persons whose names appeared in the "Texas School Directory." Findings indicated that 335 districts were under-represented, 2 were over-represented, and 24 had fair-representation; 42 districts in the 50% and over category had no Chicano representation on their boards, while 155 districts in the 20-49% category had no Chicano representation; the majority of the fairly-represented districts were found in South Texas; and the Chicano student component ranged from 71.4% to 100% in the 51 districts where the Chicano school board member composition constituted a majority of the school board. Appendices list the districts in the 50% and over category by the percentage of Chicano student population and the districts in the 20-49% category alphabetically by county. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers: Board of Education Members; Chicanos; Student Administrator Ratio; Texas