ERIC Number: ED091099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Negligencia en la Educacion de Estudiantes Mexico-Americanos en el Distrito Escolar Unificado Lucia Mar, Pismo Beach, California. (Educational Neglect of Mexican-American Students in Lucia Mar Unified School District, Pismo Beach, California.)
California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
California State Advisory Committee (SAC) of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held hearings in Santa Maria, California (May 20, 1972) to collect information on civil rights problems of Mexican American students in the Lucia Mar School District. Major issues were community complaints about the arrest of 26 Mexican American students and some parents who peacefully demonstrated to express dissatisfaction with the treatment given Chicano students at Arroyo Grande High School. On October 6, 1972, SAC members, along with school officials, community representatives, and the new president of the school board, met privately. The present study, with recommendations, was submitted as the result of the extensive investigations. The recommendations included: (1) the establishment and public announcement of objectives for the recruitment of Mexican American personnel and students in order to establish a proportionate ethnic balance, thus guaranteeing a conglomerate of employees to establish good relations with the Chicano students; and (2) that an intensive effort be made to make the curriculum and district program, at all levels, more pertinent to the bicultural student, reflecting the historical and cultural role Mexican Americans played in the development of California and the Southwest. (NQ)
Descriptors: Administration, American History, Civil Rights, Correctional Institutions, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Demonstrations (Civil), Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Equal Protection, High School Students, Investigations, Mexican Americans, Parent Grievances, Recruitment, Rural Areas, Student Rights
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Identifiers - Location: California