The theme of equal educational opportunity was a major concern of the urban Chicano Movement in the late sixties. Chicanos accused the entire school system of racism and insensitivity towards the Chicano community. Schools, declared the activists, used institutionalized techniques such as intelligence tests and a tracking system to insure that disproportional numbers of Chicano children would be placed in vocational education courses or in classes for the mentally retarded.
Research Article| July 01 1978
EDUCATIONAL REFORM IN LOS ANGELES AND ITS EFFECT UPON THE MEXICAN COMMUNITY, 1900-1930
Explorations in Ethnic Studies (1978) 1 (2): 5–26.
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Gilbert G. Gonzalez; EDUCATIONAL REFORM IN LOS ANGELES AND ITS EFFECT UPON THE MEXICAN COMMUNITY, 1900-1930. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 July 1978; 1 (2): 5–26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.1918.104.22.168
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