ERIC Number: ED342868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrant Students: Their Legal Right of Access to Public Schools. A Guide for Advocates and Educators.
Carrera, John Willshire
This document is a guide to the immigrant student's legal right of access to public schools based on the 1982 United States Supreme Court ruling in "Plyler v. Doe" (457 U.S. 202). Following an introduction, the first of three sections, "School Practices," addresses everyday school practices by outlining prohibited and recommended practices concerning registration, documentation, verification, relations with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, staff training, the need for regulations and rumor control, along with recommended actions for state and local election agencies. The second section, "The Right of Access," addresses the Plyler ruling itself and the legal reasoning behind it. The third section, "Parents and Advocates," addresses the role of parents and community members in insuring that schools abide by and respect the Plyler rights of immigrant students. This section contains supplements on foreign student status and relevant search and seizure legislation written to provide more in-depth legal information. In certain parts of the first two sections, statements of principles address the specific issues at hand, while a later portion of the text presents the legal justification of the principle. This format enables readers to choose the level of analysis they wish to pursue. Included is a table of cases, endnotes, an appendix of sample materials, and an eight-item bibliography. (JB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Educational Discrimination, Educational Supply, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Equal Education, Free Education, Immigrants, Minority Group Children, Parent Role, Public Schools, School Policy, Student Rights
National Coalition of Advocates for Students, 100 Boylston Street, Suite 737, Boston, MA 02116-4610 ($12.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.