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ERIC Number: ED335429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Effects of School Reform on Black and Latino Students in Los Angeles County. Report on a Public Hearing by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations.
Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.
This publication reports on a hearing concerning the relationship between educational reform and the educational problems of Black and Latino students in Los Angeles County. Findings include the following: (1) while over 70 percent of students countywide are minority group members, fewer than 30 percent of teachers are from these groups; (2) most poor students and students of color lack access to resources that are believed to make a difference in learning; (3) with rare exceptions, students placed in low-ability groups continue in these groups and drop out at alarming rates; (4) school reform has emphasized college preparation at the expense of students who pursue occupational training, enter military service, or immediately seek jobs; (5) the need to teach English to students while simultaneously keeping them on an academic par with their age group has increased dramatically with recent immigration; (6) the few model classrooms and schools in communities of color are mostly experimental and benefit a very limited number of students; and (7) despite school reform efforts, Black and Latino students continue to achieve at lower levels than their White counterparts. Eight recommendations to local school districts are presented. Appendixes include a list of presenters and Los Angeles Unified School District Core Team tenets and recommendations. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, CA.