ERIC Number: ED366446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Facing the Facts: A Progress Report on Ohio's Black Children.
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
This report examines the successes and shortcomings of efforts made on behalf of Ohio's black children and their families during the last generation. The three main sections of the report examine maternal and child health, family economics, and education, discussing the situation as it existed in the recent past and as it exists today, specific interventions that are working to ameliorate conditions, and specific suggestions for a new public agenda to further improve conditions for black children. The report notes that while significant improvements have been made in regard to infant mortality, economic opportunity, and preschool education in the black community, black Ohio children are more likely today than in 1980 to be poor, to be born out of wedlock, to be born underweight, to become a teen parent, and not to attend college. Finally, the report advances 10 overall goals for black children: (1) lower infant mortality rates; (2) lower low birthweight rates; (3) lower teen pregnancy rates; (4) fewer families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children funds; (5) improved access to prenatal care; (6) improved legitimacy rates; (7) higher attendance in Head Start programs; (8) improved passing rates on Ohio's Ninth Grade Proficiency Test; (9) improved passing rates on the mathematics section of the Ninth Grade Proficiency Test; and (10) an increased number of students attending college. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Achievement, Black Education, Black Youth, Child Health, Demography, Early Childhood Education, Economic Status, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Illegitimate Births, Poverty Programs, Prenatal Care, Program Effectiveness, Socioeconomic Influences, State Surveys
Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, 52 East Lynn Street, Suite 400, Columbus, OH 43215 ($5.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, Columbus.
Identifiers: Ohio; Project Head Start