ERIC Number: ED378638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Education America: A Call for Equity in School Reform. The National Coalition of Educational Equity Advocates.
American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for the Revitalization of Urban Education.; Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD.
This book, assembled by the National Coalition of Educational Equity Advocates (NCEEA), addresses broad structural issues that can serve as the foundation for rebuilding an equitable educational system that is committed to excellence for all children. It argues that local, state, and federal governments and agencies are needed to create an integrated system of support. It also calls for national, state, and local recognition that equity is inseparable from quality in the measure of educational excellence; offers a comprehensive view of systemic change beyond the current content and performance standards; and examines several of education's structural elements of an inequitable U.S. educational system. Chapters address the following areas: the characteristics of desirable schools, opportunity-to-learn standards, school finance, family empowerment, teacher development, and student assessment. Recommendations are offered regarding the role of federal, state, and local governments and agencies. Three figures, two tables, and a list of contacts for the NCEEA Support Groups are included. (Contains 128 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Discrimination, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Facilities, Evaluation, Professional Development
Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc., 5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1500, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 ($5 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.; National Education Association, Washington, DC. Center for the Revitalization of Urban Education.; Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD.