ERIC Number: ED292930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Elements of a Model State Statute To Provide Educational Entitlements for At-Risk Students.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This document is a model state statute to provide educational entitlements for students at risk of school failure. The statute is predicated on the conviction that children coming from the most impoverished circumstances have the ability to learn and succeed. It is also based on the belief that legislators have a pivotal role to play in establishing a legal framework for successful public education. Part One is a preamble that presents the findings that demonstrate the need for special attention to this population. It also states the legislative objective--to enable each child to graduate from high school and to become a productive, responsible citizen. Part Two calls for pre-school child development programs for young children who are at risk, especially low-income children who have limited English proficiency. Part Three defines the concept of "at risk" for children at various stages. There is a call for flexibility so that the programs may include assistance to children who are not from low-income families but who perform poorly. Part Four establishes an entitlement for dropouts. Programs are specified which can be provided in the public schools or in alternative settings. Part Five specifies measures for implementation, enforcement, and administration of the statute. (VM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.