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Kim, Joon K. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2005
In the first U.S. Supreme Court case concerning affirmative action in higher education (Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1978), the splintered court decided that racial diversity serves a compelling state interest, allowing public institutions to count race as one of many diversity factors for admission. Due to the illusive…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Affirmative Action, Court Litigation
Barth, Patte, Ed. – Thinking K-16., 2003
This paper discusses the relationship between education and earnings, explaining that most states still consider college preparatory courses to be electives, and the skills and content needed for further education are not typically reflected in state high school assessments. It discusses the implications of this mismatch for young people, focusing…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Preparation, Core Curriculum
Harcleroad, Fred F.; And Others – 1981
Dedicated to the memory of Raymond E. Schultz, the essays in this monograph discuss the role of the community college in serving minority students. An introductory essay by Fred F. Harcleroad summarizes Schultz's contributions to community college education. John E. Roueche then discusses the provision of equal educational opportunity to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Conventional Instruction
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC. – 1968
The report is the result of a study that investigated the extent to which Mexican American students in 9 independent school districts in metropolitan San Antonio, Texas, were afforded equal educational opportunities. The districts were Alamo Heights, East Central, Edgewood, Harlandale, North East, Northside, San Antonio, South San Antonio, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Civil Rights, Educational Discrimination
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin. – 1994
This report provides an evaluation of the effectiveness of the Texas Educational Opportunity Plan (TEOP), a 5-year plan implemented in 1989 to increase Black and Hispanic undergraduate and graduate enrollment at public colleges and universities within the state, and to increase the number of Black and Hispanic employees in the state's higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Blacks, College Faculty, Diversity (Institutional)
Hodgkinson, Harold L. – 1986
The more diversified the economy, the greater Texas's possibilities for security and stability. The state cannot diversify the job and business structure unless there is an educational system prepared to develop Texas's human resources to their fullest. The state's population will be over 40 percent minority by the end of the century, and student…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Educational Demand
College Board, 2014
This report provides educators and policymakers with information they can use to celebrate their successes, understand their unique challenges, and set meaningful goals to increase opportunity for all students. It is important to note that while AP® Exams are valid measures of students' content mastery of college-level studies in specific academic…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, African American Students, American Indian Students, Asian American Students
Nichols, Joyce Coleman; Ferguson, Fernaundra; Fisher, Rosalind – Journal of College Admission, 2005
This paper describes the college admission process through the conceptual lens of Dickason's (2001) phases of affirmative action. The first phase, obligatory affirmative action, describes the history of affirmative action and the impact on college admission. The second phase, voluntary affirmative action, describes University of West Florida's…
Descriptors: College Admission, Affirmative Action, Student Recruitment, Minority Groups
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Boone, Mike – 1996
Since the early 1990s, the majority of school-aged children in Texas have been non-White. The 1995 Texas legislature authorized the use of cumulative voting in school districts as a result of lawsuits prompted by the underrepresentation of minority groups on school boards. In cumulative voting, each voter has a number of votes equal to the number…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Anglo Americans, Boards of Education, Elections
Hughes, Robin L. – 2002
The responses of African American college students to the campus environment at a large Texas university were studied through interviews that focused on student adjustment to the college environment and the university's response to students of color. Many studies have documented that black students are affected by the perception of discrimination…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Students, College Students, Educational Environment
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Valencia, Richard R.; Bernal, Ernesto M. – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2000
Summarizes plaintiffs' and defendants' opinions in the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) case concerning why some minority students fail TAAS, history of racial/ethnic discrimination in Texas schools, students' opportunity to learn TAAS content, teaching-TAAS alignment, adverse impact on minority students, psychometric integrity, decision…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Discrimination, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Guadarrama, Irma N. – Teacher Education and Practice, 1991
A Texas project provided a realistic recruitment model for minority teacher candidates. Precollege students attended casual group discussions with minority university students and an event involving discussions with university and public school staff and students (including minorities). This model let them realize college is attainable and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Cultural Differences, Equal Education, Higher Education
Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta, GA. – 1995
This report examines efforts by 12 formerly segregated states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) to desegregate their higher education systems and increase educational opportunities for black and other minority students. It found that none of the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Blacks, College Desegregation, College Segregation
Montecel, Maria Robledo , Ed.; Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – IDRA Newsletter, 2001
The 10 issues of IDRA Newsletter published in 2001 focus on education in Texas and on national and statewide educational issues concerning minority, low-income, or bilingual students. Feature articles are: "Challenges and Strategies for Principals of Low-Performing Schools" (Abelardo Villarreal); "Coca-Cola Valued Youth Program in…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Community Involvement
IDRA Newsletter, 1998
This theme issue addresses school reform, focusing on accountability, attrition, public-supported private education, equitable education, and schoolwide reform. "School-Student Performance and Accountability" (Jose A. Cardenas) discusses what constitutes good performance in school; the shifting emphasis among the input, output, and…
Descriptors: Accountability, Dropout Rate, Educational Assessment, Educational Change
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