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Rebell, Michael A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2008
By the end of fourth grade, African American and Latino students, are two years behind their wealthier, predominantly white peers in reading and math. By eighth grade, they have slipped three years behind, and by 12th grade, the gap is full four years. These are just two examples of the most alarming figures that threaten the educational equity of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Advantaged, Disadvantaged, Academic Achievement
Gill, Wanda E. – Online Submission, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education Chapter of Blacks in Government (BIG) reviewed and responded to the EEOC [Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Office] African American Workgroup Report. The BIG ED Chapter considered whether: There is any evidence indicating that the number and percentage of African Americans employed by any federal government…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Minority Groups, Racial Discrimination, Public Agencies
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Miller, Peter M.; Hafner, Madeline M. – Educational Administration Quarterly, 2008
Purpose: This study sought to deepen current understandings of collaboration and leadership in the context of partnerships between diverse universities, schools, and communities. Using a critical epistemological perspective, the project specifically attempted to learn more about the processes employed by one particular partnership in the Western…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Leadership, Partnerships in Education, Critical Thinking
Grogan, Margaret; Brunner, C. Cryss – School Administrator, 2005
Amid reports of superintendent shortages and concerns about equal opportunity, what place do women superintendents occupy in today's school districts? Are they sought after or are they struggling to break into a traditionally male-dominated profession? What qualities, if any, do they bring to the office that may make them more desirable as…
Descriptors: Females, Women Administrators, Superintendents, Gender Differences
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Gandara, Patricia; Moran, Rachel; Garcia, Eugene – Review of Research in Education, 2004
The 50th anniversary of "Brown v. Board of Education" in 1954 also recalls the anniversary of "Lau v. Nichols", decided exactly 20 years later in 1974. The two decisions were monumental in the history of civil rights and, interestingly, have shared similarities in the ways in which they have been reinterpreted since they were…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Democracy, Laws, Persuasive Discourse
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Sheehan, James J.; Shiveley, James M. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2004
Over the last 50 years, the United States Supreme Court has made several rulings that have had lasting effects on the American public educational system. But no ruling has been more influential than the "Brown v. Board of Education Topeka, Kansas," decision the Court handed down in 1954. 2004 marked the fiftieth anniversary of this…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Public Education, Minority Groups
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1978
This report for Congress discusses the problems involved in developing, putting into practice, and complying with federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) guidelines on employee selection and makes some recommendations. It also discusses other factors which influence the concept of equal employment opportunity and how the concept can be realized…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation
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Gundara, Jagdish – International Review of Education, 2008
This paper focuses on the issue of separate schooling. Diverse societies use schools to develop shared value systems, strengthen democratic engagements and provide better educational outcomes. However, in Europe, the United States, Australia and elsewhere groups of parents and communities have been invoking human rights claims to challenge the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Segregation, School Choice, Equal Education
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1977
This report for Congress recommends improvements in the federal government's system for processing the individual discrimination complaints of federal employees and job applicants. The content is presented in seven chapters. The first, an introduction, presents the scope of review. The second chapter on system planning and implementation covers…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Due Process, Employment Programs, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC. – 1977
This report for Congress covers a number of fundamental but controversial issues relating to the overall objectives, direction, and pace of the equal employment opportunity (EEO) program for federal employees and job applicants, including some recommendations. The content is presented in nine chapters. The first is an introduction covering…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Employment Programs, Employment Statistics, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
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Sipe, Stephanie; Johnson, C. Douglas; Fisher, Donna K. – Journal of Education for Business, 2009
For 50 years, laws such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1991, and the Equal Pay Act of 1963 have protected women from overt discrimination. Although gender inequity persists in today's workplace, its presence and effects continue to be underestimated by the relevant stakeholders. Informal observations have shown that college…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Civil Rights Legislation, Salary Wage Differentials, Gender Discrimination
Reshad, Rosalind S. – 1977
One of six volumes summarizing through narrative and statistical tables data collected by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in its 1974 survey, this volume, "United States Summary," details nationwide statistics on the employment status of minorities and women. Data include forty-six state governments and virtually all local…
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Blacks, Comparative Analysis
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San Miguel, Guadalupe Jr. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2005
The Brown v. Board of Education (1954, 1955) decision of the 1950s had no appreciable impact on ongoing Mexican American desegregation litigation during the 1st decade of its implementation. In the long run, however, it led to a shift in the community's litigation strategy for achieving equality of opportunity in the United States and for…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Lawyers, Equal Protection, Desegregation Litigation
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Davenport, Elizabeth K.; Sutton, Lenford; Agezo, Clement Kwadzo – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2006
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan (2000) delivered a speech at the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, stating that, of the 110 million children in the world who should be in school but are not, two-thirds are girls. The lack of equality is contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, in which governments committed to…
Descriptors: Blacks, African Americans, Females, Educational Attainment
Lesley, Bruce – First Focus, 2016
Children are not faring well in America. Over the course of the current campaign cycle, eight million children will be born in this country. If our nation's elected leaders do nothing, more than 75,000 of those children below the age of 2 will be abused or neglected, over 500,000 will be uninsured, and nearly two million will live in poverty.…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Barriers, Well Being, Ethnic Diversity
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