ERIC Number: ED121550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-1
Reference Count: N/A
Statement by Richard D. Salvatierra, Assistant National Director, LULAC National Education Service Centers, Accompanied by Ms. Ada Pena, National Vice President, League of United Latin American Citizens; Mr. Roger W. Gomez, Legislative Assistant, LULAC National Education Service Centers before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, U.S. Department of Labor, October 1, 1975.
Salvatierra, Richard D.
Affirmative action was intended as the vehicle to bring about equal opportunities for minorities, including the Hispanics who had been for the most part effectively shut out from full participation in higher education. After more than a decade of affirmative action, there has been little noticeable improvement for the Hispanic in higher education, particularly at the faculty and professional levels. Data has revealed that little real improvement has occurred even with implementation of affirmative action. Much of the failure has been attributed to the Federal government's lack of enforcement. In Mr. Salvatierra's testimony before the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, 11 recommendations which LULAC National Education Service Centers felt should be instituted to implement the effective continuation of affirmative action at the nation's colleges and universities were presented. Among these were: HEW should institute a thorough program to assist institutions of higher education in the areas of personnel, institutional and managerial planning in over-all affirmative action efforts; all Federal agencies involved with affirmative action should develop uniform guidelines for higher education with HEW supervising; and HEW should place greater emphasis on affirmative action in graduate schools to increase the availability of minorities including Hispanics for academic employment. (NQ)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: League of United Latin American Citizens, Washington, DC. National Education Service Centers.