ERIC Number: ED157643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Mexicano/Chicano Concerns and School Desegregation in Los Angeles. Monograph No. 9.
Haro, Carlos Manuel
On June 26, 1976, the California State Supreme Court affirmed a 1970 lower court decision that the Los Angeles City Unified School District was segregated and school desegregation was ordered. The Supreme Court decision was of great importance to the large population of black residents in the district. However, unlike other desegregation efforts, the Los Angeles plan would affect a third major ethnic group: the Chicano/Mexicano community. Few districts have student enrollments that are approximately equally divided among three ethnic/racial groups: white, black, and brown. Focusing on the desegregation case, Crawford vs Board of Education of the City of Los Angeles, this paper revolves around the Chicano/Mexicano perceptions and expectations regarding racial/ethnic desegregation. The paper reviews the educational achievements and the schooling experience of the Chicano in the United States; provides a brief introduction to the involvement of the judiciary in the provision of equal educational opportunity, specifically with school desegregation; considers school segregation in Los Angeles, the findings of the trial court in the Crawford decision, and the State Supreme Court decision; discusses the importance of school district desegregation for the Chicano; and provides the Chicano perspective, as obtained from interviews with Chicano residents and local community leaders. Appended are a chronology of the Los Angeles school desegregation, and the Superior Court Judge's opinion on the rejection of the Los Angeles Board of Education, March 1977 desegregation plan. (Author/NQ)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Chicano Studies Center.
Identifiers - Location: California (Los Angeles)