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ERIC Number: EJ771326
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
The Aspira Consent Decree: A Thirtieth-Anniversary Retrospective of Bilingual Education in New York City
Reyes, Luis O.
Harvard Educational Review, v76 n3 p369-400 Fall 2006
In this article, Luis O. Reyes provides a retrospective of the historic 1974 Aspira Consent Decree between the New York City Board of Education and Aspira of New York, which established bilingual instruction as a legally enforceable federal entitlement for New York City's non-English-speaking Puerto Rican and Latino students. Reyes analyzes the fate of the Aspira Consent Decree over the last thirty years. He discusses the demographic and sociopolitical changes between 1974 and the present, the pedagogical and political struggles associated with the consent decree over the years, the lessons learned, and the emerging trends and prospects for bilingual education in New York City's public school system, which is now under direct mayoral control. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bilingual Education Act 1968; Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII; Lau v Nichols; No Child Left Behind Act 2001