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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0791435202

ISBN-13: 9780791435205

Pub. Date: 10/02/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for educational opportunity during the civil rights era was waged exclusively by African Americans, this fascinating book shows that the Mexican American population challenged discriminatory educational practice more than was portrayed by the media.

Examining the Mexican American struggle for equal education during the

Overview

Contrary to popular belief that the struggle for educational opportunity during the civil rights era was waged exclusively by African Americans, this fascinating book shows that the Mexican American population challenged discriminatory educational practice more than was portrayed by the media.

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:
10/02/1997
Series:
SUNY series, The Social Context of Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Schooling in the Pre-Brown Era

2. Evolution of a Community and the Making of a School District

3. Emergence of Grassroots Activism

4. The Irony of Year-Round Education

5. Mandated Bilingual Education Comes to Town

6. Self-Interest and Compliance in the Desegregation Process

7. Summary and Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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