ERIC Number: ED473895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Title I in California: Will the State Pass the Test?
This is the fourth report of a project designed to monitor and assess progress made by the federal government and targeted states and school districts in carrying out the 1994 amendments to Title I. It presents field research on statewide policies and practices with respect to Title I in California, as well as district and school implementation in the Fresno Unified School District (FUSD), which has high levels of concentrated poverty and large numbers of English language learners (ELLs). Overall, evidence that Title I has made a difference for poor children in California is scant. The state has been slow to implement many changes called for in the 1994 law and has been cited repeatedly by the federal government for failing to comply with statutory deadlines and requirements. Funding allocations for Title I are spread thin and may be insufficient to address the disadvantages children in low-income areas face. Moveover, districts and schools may not be using what funds they do get in the most cost-efficient manner. California has made substantial progress related to accountability, though its accountability system is mired in controversy. FUSD has undertaken many reforms in the absence of clear, consistent direction from the state. (Contains 25 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Accountability, Class Size, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Minority Group Children, Poverty, Public Education, Resource Allocation, Second Language Learning, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Urban Schools
Citizens' Commission on Civil Rights, 2000 M Street, N.W., Suite 400, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-659-5565; Web site: http://www.cccr.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Annenberg Foundation, St. Davids, PA.; Spencer Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Citizens Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I