Fraga , Luis Ricardo, Kenneth J. Meier, and Robert E. England. 1986. Hispanic Americans and Educational Policy: Limits to Equal Access. The Journal of Politics 48(4, November), 850-876. I. Hispanics have been denied equal access to education a. major areas of concern ability grouping
Fraga, Luis Ricardo, Kenneth J. Meier, and Robert E. England. 1986. Hispanic Americans and Educational Policy: Limits to Equal Access. The Journal of Politics 48(4, November), 850-876.
I. Hispanics have been denied equal access to education
a. major areas of concern
b. solution - more Hispanics on school boards - why?
c. which form of electoral structure produces fewer Hispanic school board members?
Roscigno, Vincent J. 1998. Race and the Reproduction of Educational Disadvantage. Social Forces 76(3, March): 1033-1061.
II. What explains poor performance of blacks in high school?
EDUCATION POLICY SOLUTIONS
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS
DIVERSE SCHOOL BOARDS
What are the issues?
Anti-immigrant sentiment; xenophobia; underground labor markets; burden on state & local services
What are the solutions?
Supply-side vs. Demand side policies; policies that discourage immigration; A wall; change constitutional definition of citizenship; criminalization; Amnesty
Does the U.S. have liberal immigration policies?
Federal Immigration Reform & Control Act of 1986
law enforcement provisions (largely ignored)
stipulated sanctions against employers
granted amnesty to the 5 or 6 million immigrants who had entered the country illegally
said to have increased immigration both legally and illegally.
2001 - Bush considered granting amnesty to as many as 3 million illegal immigrants
January 2004- Bush guest worker program.
2006: U.S. House passes bill to make illegal immigrants felons and authorize 700 miles of border walls. Amid widespread protest rallies, Senate considers different approach, focused on legalizing undocumented immigrants, but discussions break down amid partisan recriminations.
Why do we need to do anything about immigration?