ERIC Number: ED306313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The Hispanic Drop-out Rate and Under-representation of Hispanics in State Employment. A Follow-up Report. 1987 Annual Report.
Florida State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Tallahassee.
This follow-up study finds that very little progress has been made in the state of Florida on the recommendations contained in the Commission on Hispanic Affairs' 1985 Annual Report, "The Hispanic Drop-out Rate," and the 1986 Annual report, "Underrepresentation of Hispanics in State Employment.""The Hispanic Drop-out Rate," identified 19 recommendations based on the characteristics of potential Hispanic high school dropouts in Dade, Broward, Lee, Orange, and Hillsborough counties. For purposes of follow-up, the commission compared statistical data on the Hispanic dropout rate for the years 1984-85, 1985-86, and 1986-87. Specific dropout programs instituted in Dade, Broward, Lee, Orange, and Hillsborough counties were analyzed for their appropriateness to Hispanic students. Findings indicate that the graduation rate for Hispanics has shown little improvement, and that the dropout programs are ineffective. "Underrepresentation of Hispanics in State Employment" recommended that the State undertake a variety of recruitment efforts targeting the Hispanic community. Follow-up analysis of state employment data indicated that the Hispanic employment rate had not changed, and that no State funds were provided specifically for Hispanic recruitment. The minutes of public hearings are included. The appendices include Affirmative Action Guidelines, and proposed legislation to renew the Commission. About 60 tables of statistical data are included. (FMW)
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Employment Opportunities, Employment Practices, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Followup Studies, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Program Evaluation, Recruitment, School Holding Power, State Agencies, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida