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

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1997 - Education - 210 pages
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.

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Ruben Donato is Professor of Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the author of Mexicans and Hispanos in Colorado Schools and Communities, 1920 1960, also published by SUNY Press.

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