ERIC Number: ED359287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-20
Reference Count: N/A
Toward a Vision for the Education of Latino Students: Community Voices, Student Voices. Interim Report of the Latino Commission on Educational Reform. [Volume I.]
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Latino Commission on Educational Reform.
The New York City Board of Education formed the Latino Commission on Educational Reform to examine issues of concern to Latino children who comprise an increasing segment of the students in the public school system. An interim report was submitted on the dropout rate, curriculum and instruction, support services, parent and community empowerment, and factors affecting Latino student achievement. The work of the Commission revealed two important issues requiring attention: the wide diversity in Latino communities in race, language, immigrant status, nationality, socioeconomic status, and generation in the United States; and issues concerning inequities in school funding. The Commission's recommendations were short-term in scope, and the Commission expects to monitor their implementation. The Commission's findings include the following: (1) that Latino students comprise a majority of the student body in 11 of the city's 32 school districts; (2) that Latino students are likely to attend underachieving schools; and (3) that by the time they arrive in high school, Latino students are far behind others in academic achievement. The Commission offers recommendations addressing the dropout crisis, curriculum and instruction, counseling and support services, parent and community empowerment, and factors affecting student achievement. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Counseling Services, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Disadvantaged Youth, Diversity (Student), Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Guidelines, Hispanic American Students, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Secondary School Students, Urban Problems, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Latino Commission on Educational Reform.