ERIC Number: ED415600
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Equal Educational Opportunity and Nondiscrimination for Students with Limited English Proficiency: Federal Enforcement of Title VI and "Lau v. Nichols." Equal Educational Opportunity Project Series, Volume III.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This report focuses on issues relating to the development and implementation of educational programs for and placement of national origin minority students identified as having limited English proficiency. It examines the present-day barriers that prevent students with limited English proficiency from having an equal opportunity to participate in educational programs. The report evaluates and analyzes the Office for Civil Rights' (OCR) implementation, compliance, and enforcement effort for Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Lau v. Nichols. The Commission found that, in general, OCR operates a highly developed Title VI/Lau civil rights implementation, compliance, and enforcement program. The report contains specific recommendations to further assist OCR in its efforts to ensure that school districts: (1) accurately assess the presence of limited English proficiency in national origin minority students and develop appropriate education programs and placements; (2) do not inappropriately assign students with limited English proficiency to special education programs; (3) do not deny national minority students effective participation in regular education classes because of a failure to address their language barriers; and (4) do not deny students with limited English proficiency access to gifted and talented programs, advanced courses, or other opportunities for education and advancement. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Lau v Nichols