ERIC Number: ED102238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
"Thorough and Efficient" Public School Education for Puerto Rican Children in New Jersey.
On April 3, 1973, the New Jersey Supreme Court declared that the current method of financing the state's public school system violates the requirement of the New Jersey constitution that: The legislature shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of free and public schools for the instruction of all children in this state between the ages of five and 18 years. In this document, the Puerto Rican Consortium For a Thorough and Efficient Education presents the views of New Jersey's Puerto Rican community on the issue of a "thorough and efficient" education. This document lists priorities which are viewed as essential if children of Puerto Rican birth or parentage in New Jersey are to receive a "thorough and efficient" education. Among the priorities are: (1) Allocation of public school funds based on needs. (2) Establishment of bilingual/bicultural programs for all children whose English-language deficiency prevents them from effectively taking part in the learning process. (3) Affirmative action to recruit and train Puerto Rican and other Hispanic personnel for professional positions in teaching and related support services. The views in this document were solicited at conferences and public meetings, in "man on the street" public polls, and by requesting written studies and position papers from professionals engaged in studies of education. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Program Development.
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rican Consortium for a Thorough and Efficient Education, Newark, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey