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ERIC Number: ED026036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec-3
Pages: 17
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The Negro American and Higher Education.
Howe, Harold II
Among the topics: (1) although high school is usually available to Negroes, quality is poor; (2) recent awareness that schools have failed, not children; (3) need to reach children younger, in school, home, and community; (4) low ratio of attendance of poor but able students at college; (5) intense desire of Negroes for higher education; (6) the able student's right to both funds and opportunity to pursue his schooling; (7) awareness that poor preparation can hide real ability; (8) need to desegregate, however slowly, the Negro college; (9) need to encourage the strong Negro college, to upgrade the medium, and to retain even the poorest as one more resource or to absorb it into another system; (10) scarcity of programs for the genuinely disadvantaged in white schools; (11) alteration of admission standards and credentials by all colleges; (12) compensatory, remedial, and guidance programs to help make up for disadvantages; (13) suggestion that Negro colleges supply other schools with their knowledge of working with the deprived; (14) support of federal funding for special programs; (15) need for completion of as well as enrollment in college; (16) possibility of pairing off poorer schools with prestige institutions; (17) appropriate, rather than romantic, Afro-American studies; (18) statewide planning needs; (19) preferential funding for central-city schools over suburban; (20) making professional careers socially as well as economically worthwhile for Negroes; (21) importance of private resources in this entire effort. (HH)
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Note: 17p. Speech presented at the United Negro College Fund Conference on Higher Education (Washington, D.C., December 3, 1968).