ERIC Number: ED197862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Education of Undocumented Children in Texas: A Status Report.
Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
The education of undocumented children in Texas is an issue that has been sparked by public opinion and media exposure and fueled by a series of state and federal court suits challenging state and local policies which exclude these children from the benefits of tuition free public education. The controversy is based on a 1975 revision in the state law concerning student admission and subsequent calculation of a school district's state aid entitlement. Trends surfacing in the many ongoing deliberations include the individuality of the policies of each school district, the difficulty of establishing the actual number of undocumented children residing within school systems, estimation of the financial contributions which undocumented persons are making to local and state education coffers, identification of revenue sources for additional funding to include undocumented children in programs, and the impact of the exclusionary provisions on the children involved. A projection of fiscal and programmatic impacts of the enrollment of undocumented children can occur only through a systematic contextual analysis of the unique interactive aspects of the specific institution and student population involved in an individual locale. A 56 cell matrix (included) is one tool which can be used to focus upon possible resolutions of the issue. (NEC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas