ERIC Number: ED242807
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Shortchanging the Language-Minority Student: An Evaluation of the Manchester, New Hampshire School Department's Title VI Civil Rights Compliance Plan.
New Hampshire State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
This report of the New Hampshire Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights contends that the Manchester, New Hampshire, school department has failed to provide adequate bilingual instruction for language minority students in that district, as specified by the provisions of Title VI and the "Lau v. Nichols" decision. It further contends that the regional office of the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) failed to adequately monitor Manchester's Civil Rights Compliance Plan. Chapter I of the report summarizes the Advisory Committee's findings and recommendations. Chapter II indicates how the needs of language minority students in the area came to the Committee's attention, summarizes Federal laws and regulations mandating equal educational opportunities for language minority children, and defines several important terms used to identify and classify such students. Chapter III is a historical summary of the problem and resulting compliance plan for Manchester; Chapter IV summarizes the exchange of documents between the Manchester School Department and OCR; and Chapter V provides a section-by-section comparison between the "Lau" remedies developed by an HEW Task Force; the text of the Compliance Plan developed by the Manchester School Department and accepted by HEW's Region I Office for Civil Rights; and an analysis of the compliance plan prepared by consultants to the Advisory Committee. Several appendices provide back-up documentation relating to the investigation. (CJM)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers: Lau v Nichols; New Hampshire (Manchester)