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Illinois 2007 Ethnic/Racial Diversity 2.1 million students in Illinois 45% minority Growing Diversity in Illinois and the Nation Right now Illinois Public Students Population consists of: White, Non-Hispanic 54% Total Minority Population 45% LEP students statewide 190,000
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Unit 2 Diversity covers a wide range of differences among students. Low Income Students Minority Students Students with Disabilities Gender and Sexuality Limited English Proficiency Students
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Reflect for a moment. Give your honest opinion. Do you support collective bargaining for public employees?
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Reflect for a moment. Give your honest opinion. Do you support teachers being unionized?
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Brown v. Board of Education (1954) Why did Oliver Brown sue on behalf of his daughter Linda for admission to her neighborhood school if as a moderate state (Kansas) Topeka schools both Black and white students were equal in teachers’ salaries, curriculum, and the most basic facilities?
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PARENTS OF STUDENTS EXCLUDED FROM SCHOOLS TRIED TO CLAIM THEIR RIGHTS In 1885 and 1948 California Courts ruled that minority children cannot be barred from attending public schools 1885 Chinese Students The California Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny “a child of Chinese parents entrance to public schools” based on the 14 th Amendment, but it stays silent on “separate but equal”. San Francisco builds separate schools for Chinese students. 1948 Latino Students Mendez family sues regarding segregated schools. The court ruled that separate but equal violated the equal protection clauses of the 14th amendment and orders California public schools to desegregate .
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Practices of School Segregation Based on Ethnicity Tape v. Hurley (1885) See information sheet on EPS 201/202 Homepage for Summaries of Tape v. Hurley and Mendez v. Westminster In 1884, Chinese immigrants try to enroll their seven year old daughter Mamie Tape at the Spring Valley School, a San Francisco public school. San Francisco Board of Education policy prohibited Chinese children from attending the city’s public schools. The California Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional to deny “a child of Chinese parents entrance to public schools”
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Practices of School Segregation Based on Ethnicity Tape v. Hurley (1885) See information sheet on EPS 201/202 Homepage for Summaries of Tape v. Hurley and Mendez v. Westminster While the court affirms the right of Chinese children to a public education based on the 14 th Amendment, it stays silent on “separate but equal” . The San Francisco Board of Education in response builds a public Chinese school which Mamie Tape is forced to attend.
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What is the significance of Mendez vs. Westminster (1948)? Segregation for Latino Students in California See Court Case Information Sheet on our homepage Mendez family in Westminster in Orange County California in the 1940’s..
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