ERIC Number: ED071803
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
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Education of the Spanish Speaking. Hearings Before the Civil Rights Oversight Subcommittee (Subcommittee No. 4) of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Second Congress, Second Session on Reports of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Serial No. 35.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Hearings on the reports of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on the education of the Spanish-speaking were held on June 8 and 14, 1972. The Civil Rights Commission documented in its reports the effects of educational policies which have simultaneously forced ethnic isolation and Anglo conformity upon Mexican American and Puerto Rican students. Included are testimonies by members of the Civil Rights Commission concerning the education of Spanish-speaking children. Some of the areas covered by the testimony follow: (1) Chicano pupils achieve less well than Anglo students; (2) the school systems of the Southwest have not recognized the culture and the tradition of Mexican Americans and have not adopted policies and practices that would enable Mexican American children to participate fully in the educational process; (3) more than 400,000 Chicano pupils throughout the Southwest attend schools in predominantly Mexican American districts; (4) Puerto Rican children constitute a relatively large minority in urban school systems plagued by racial imbalance, tight budgets, and outmoded school buildings in the Northeast and Midwest cities; and (5) statistical evidence demonstrates the failure of the schools in the Southwest to reach and properly educate the Chicano student. Related documents are ED 052 849, ED 056 821, and ED 062 069. (FF)
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.