ERIC Number: ED484829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Feb
Educational Resources and Outcomes in California, by Race and Ethnicity. California Counts Population Trends and Profiles. Volume 6, Number 3
Public Policy Institute of California
This issue of California Counts explores educational resources and outcomes across racial and ethnic groups in the state. Family and school resources, student outcomes, and public policy initiatives affecting California's students from early childhood through university are examined. Several factors that potentially contribute to racial and ethnic gaps in college completion are described. Hispanic, black, American Indian, and Pacific Islander children ages 0 to 5 are less likely than white and Asian children to be in families with income above poverty, to be in two-parent families, and to have a mother who has finished high school. Hispanic children are also less likely to have a mother who speaks English and less likely to attend preschool. In the public K?12 system, Hispanic and black students, and to a lesser extent American Indian and Pacific Islander students, are more likely than white and Asian students to be in low-performing schools. Hispanic and black students are more likely to be in overcrowded schools and in schools with lower shares of fully credentialed teachers.
Descriptors: Race, Ethnicity, Public Policy, Population Trends, Outcomes of Education, Educational Resources, Academic Achievement, Poverty, Educational Attainment, Graduation Rate
Public Policy Institute of California, 500 Washington Street, Suite 800, San Francisco, CA 94111. Tel: 800-232-5343; Web site: www.ppic.org/main/mailinglist.asp.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Public Policy Inst. of California, San Francisco.