ERIC Number: ED251578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Sep-22
Developments in School Segregation of Hispanics.
Orum, Lori S.; Schroyer-Portillo, Janet
This paper outlines developments in the segregation of Hispanics in public schools. It begins with a review of Gary Orfield's study, "Desegregation of Black and Hispanic Students from 1968 to 1980." Orfield determined that during the last decade Hispanics have been increasingly segregated in public schools, and are currently even more segregated than black students; this trend is expected to continue as a result of increases in the number of Hispanic youth and a lack of enforcement of Federal desegregation laws, as they affect Hispanics. The paper also includes information on the current status of the Emergency School Aid Act (ESAA), the most often used source of funds to assist school districts which were implementing desegreation plans. Because of ESAA's recent consolidation with many other education programs in block grants to the States, the money available for desegregation has been drastically reduced. And finally, the paper summarizes Congressional hearings focusing on both the Orfield study and the Education Block Grant. (Author/KH)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Emergency School Aid Act 1972