ERIC Number: ED179267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Special Report, Summer 1979.
Buford, Shirley A., Ed.
Current efforts to promote educational opportunities for Blacks at community colleges are reviewed in this special report by the Council on Black American Affairs (CBAA). CBAA Chairman Donald H. Godbold outlines Council activities in 1979, which included participation in the Congressional Black Caucus Brain Trust and in discussions with officials at the Office of Education. Recent activities and changes in the CBAA regions are then discussed. Next, a CBAA report to the Office of Education outlines the history of the CBAA, affirms the importance of community colleges to Blacks, and makes recommendations for the improvement of student financial aid and federal legislative funding. A discussion of the implications of California's Proposition 13 for minorities and community colleges is then presented; emphasis is placed on the need to preserve open admissions, low tuition rates, local control, and community outreach programs. The report concludes with a CBAA response to Proposition 13 and four resolutions calling for: (1) reaffirmation of commitment to affirmative action in the face of the Bakke decision; (2) specific measures to counteract Proposition 13; (3) the provision of legal aid to Blacks who may be threatened by staff cutbacks at colleges; and (4) opposition to voucher systems. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 13 (California 1978)