ERIC Number: ED056821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Unfinished Education; Outcomes for Minorities in the Five Southwestern States. Mexican American Educational Series.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
"The basic finding of this report is that minority students in the Southwest--Mexican Americans, blacks, American Indians--do not obtain the benefits of public education at a rate equal to that of their Anglo classmates. This is true regardless of the measure of school achievement used." The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has sought to evaluate school achievement by reference to 5 standard measures: school holding power, reading achievement, grade repetitions, overageness for grade assignment, and participation in extracurricular activities. Without exception, minority students achieve at a lower rate than Anglos: their school holding power is lower; their reading achievement is poorer; their repetition of grades is more frequent; their overageness is more prevalent; and they participate in extracurricular activities to a lesser degree. In addition to an analysis of these findings, the document contains 4 tables, 12 figures, and appendixes containing a superintendents' questionnaire, a principals' questionnaire, a discussion on methodology used to estimate holding power, 7 selected tables from other sources, findings of related studies on achievement, and 6 reading levels tables (by school ethnic composition and by state). A related document is ED 052 849. (MJB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, American Indians, Attendance, Blacks, Civil Rights, Curriculum, Equal Education, Extracurricular Activities, Grade Repetition, Mexican Americans, Reading Achievement, Reports, Underachievement
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 0500-0068, $1.00)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.