ERIC Number: ED087584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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The Schools of Guadalupe... A Legacy of Educational Oppression.
California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
The document reported an investigation into the Guadalupe Union School District in the spring 1972 by the California State Advisory Committee (U.S. Commission on Civil Rights). Complaints prompting the investigation dealt with (1) poor quality education not geared to meet the needs of Mexican American child, (2) failure to hire bilingual bicultural Mexican American staff, (3) corporal punishment, (4) failure to involve Mexican American parents in the school, and (5) harassment of individuals who complained about the school system. At the May 20 public open meeting, 28 persons testified, such as the superintendent, school principals, parents, former students, and attorneys. The Advisory Committee identified 4 issues of paramount concern--general educational practices, staffing practices, corporal punishment, and patterns of reprisal. The 4 issues were analyzed and 6 recommendations were presented; i.e., that the U.S. Office of Education initiate a review of the district's educational practices as they relate to Mexican Americans, and that the U.S. Department of Justice investigate and act upon apparent civil rights violations in this district. The appendices presented relevant statistics and correspondence. (FF/KM)
Descriptors: Anglo Americans, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Civil Rights, Discipline, Educational Discrimination, Educational Practices, Educational Quality, Educationally Disadvantaged, Investigations, Legal Problems, Mexican Americans, Negative Reinforcement, Parent Participation, Punishment, School Community Relationship, Social Bias, Social Values, Teachers
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: California