ERIC Number: ED335429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of School Reform on Black and Latino Students in Los Angeles County. Report on a Public Hearing by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
This publication reports on a hearing concerning the relationship between educational reform and the educational problems of Black and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Findings include the following: (1) while over 70 percent of students countywide are minority group members, fewer than 30 percent of teachers are from these groups; (2) most poor students and students of color lack access to resources that are believed to make a difference in learning; (3) with rare exceptions, students placed in low-ability groups continue in these groups and drop out at alarming rates; (4) school reform has emphasized college preparation at the expense of students who pursue occupational training, enter military service, or immediately seek jobs; (5) the need to teach English to students while simultaneously keeping them on an academic par with their age group has increased dramatically with recent immigration; (6) the few model classrooms and schools in communities of color are mostly experimental and benefit a very limited number of students; and (7) despite school reform efforts, Black and Latino students continue to achieve at lower levels than their White counterparts. Eight recommendations to local school districts are presented. Appendixes include a list of presenters and Los Angeles Unified School District Core Team tenets and recommendations. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Bilingual Education, Black Students, Dropouts, Educational Change, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Equal Education, Hearings, High Risk Students, Immigrants, Outcomes of Education, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
Identifiers: Latinos; Los Angeles Unified School District CA