ERIC Number: ED378248
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Some Factual Information and Commentary on the Status of Education of Minorities and the Implications of America 2000 and Other Proposals Put Forward To Achieve the National Education Goals.
Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.
Although the national education goals announced in February 1990 were influenced by the goals defined by the Quality Education for Minorities Project, the recommendations of the project did not influence the administration's America 2000 strategy for achieving the goals. America 2000 does not address the problems that make it almost impossible for many low-income minority children to perform well on the very achievement tests the strategy calls for. America 2000 promotes educational choice, a strategy that will not benefit significant numbers of low-income children, and it does not address multicultural education. The proposed "New American Schools" are not likely to benefit minorities. Instead, every school must be a school of choice in its high expectations and holistic approach to change. Early intervention, restructuring, curriculum development, and the recruitment of better qualified teachers are essential for all American schools. Integral to a strategy for change are: (1) establishing a vision, (2) setting standards, (3) doing analysis, and (4) acting to strengthen the schools. An appendix summarizes research on mathematics and science education for minorities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role, Holistic Approach, Low Income Groups, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, National Competency Tests, National Programs, Public Policy, School Choice, Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, DC.