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ERIC Number: ED505927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Community Action Guide: Seven Actions to Fulfill the Promise of Brown and Mendez
Rodriguez, Rosana G.; Scott, Bradley; Villarreal, Abelardo
Intercultural Development Research Association
More than 50 years ago, in Brown vs. Board of Education, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that sending children to separate schools solely on the basis of race was unconstitutional. Seven years prior, the Supreme Court ruled in Mendez vs. Westminster and the California Board of Education that Mexican American children could not be denied access to public schools or a quality education because they were Mexican American. While these two decisions transformed the nature of U.S. public education, their objectives have not been fully met. Now, more than ever before, the importance of equity and excellence in education for all children is of paramount importance. This booklet details seven actions community members can take to help fulfill the promise of Brown vs. Board of Education and Mendez vs. Westminster in the education of African American and Latino students. It also includes a step-by-step tool for developing a blueprint for action in a local community. (Contains a list of resources.)
Intercultural Development Research Association. 5835 Callaghan Road Suite 350, San Antonio, TX 78228-1190. Tel: 210-444-1710; Fax: 210-444-1714; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education