The Other Struggle for Equal Schools: Mexican Americans During the Civil Rights Era

The Other Struggle for Equal Schools: Mexican Americans During the Civil Rights Era

by Ruben Donato
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791435202

ISBN-13: 9780791435205

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examining the Mexican American struggle for equal education during the 1960s and 1970s in the Southwest in general and in a California community in particular, Donato challenges conventional wisdom that Mexican Americans were passive victims, accepting their educational fates. He looks at how Mexican American parents confronted the relative tranquility of school…  See more details below

Overview

Examining the Mexican American struggle for equal education during the 1960s and 1970s in the Southwest in general and in a California community in particular, Donato challenges conventional wisdom that Mexican Americans were passive victims, accepting their educational fates. He looks at how Mexican American parents confronted the relative tranquility of school governance, how educators responded to increasing numbers of Mexican Americans in schools, how school officials viewed problems faced by Mexican American children, and why educators chose specific remedies. Finally, he examines how federal, state, and local educational policies corresponded with the desires of the Mexican American community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791435205
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
SUNY Series in the Social Context of Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,300,106
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Schooling in the Pre-Brown Era11
2Evolution of a Community and the Making of a School District35
3Emergence of Grassroots Activism57
4The Irony of Year-Round Education87
5Mandated Bilingual Education Comes to Town103
6Self-Interest and Compliance in the Desegregation Process119
7Summary and Conclusion145
Notes153
Bibliography185
Index203

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