ERIC Number: ED334321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Blueprint for Change: A Puerto Rican Agenda for the 1990s.
National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, DC.
This public policy agenda lists the most pressing priorities for Puerto Ricans in the 1990s. The following education goals are outlined: (1) expand dropout prevention programs; (2) improve vocational and technical education; and (3) improve monitoring of the educational performance of Puerto Ricans. The following Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and substance abuse goals are outlined: (1) raise public awareness; (2) support increased funding; and (3) develop treatment programs for drug users. The following community economic development (CED) goals are outlined: (1) advocate new training and incentive programs; (2) expand the supply of affordable housing; (3) encourage financial investment; and (4) promote partnerships between the public and private sectors, nonprofit intermediaries, and community-based organizations. The following employment, job training, and welfare goals are outlined: (1) retain tax credits and benefits; (2) lengthen and improve job training under the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA); (3) increase workplace literacy programs; and (4) implement the 1988 Family Support Act. The following civil rights goals are outlined: (1) support legislation to prevent discrimination; (2) oppose laws to establish English as the official language; (3) insist on accurate reporting of Puerto Ricans in census reports; and (4) ensure that redistricting empowers the Puerto Rican community. The following goals for Puerto Rico are outlined: (1) retain federal tax incentives; (2) support full parity in all social welfare programs; and (3) support self-determination. (FMW)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Civil Rights Legislation, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Futures (of Society), Long Range Planning, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Puerto Ricans, Social Problems
National Puerto Rican Coalition, 1700 K Street, N.W., Suite #500, Washington, DC 20006.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Puerto Rican Coalition, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico