Securing Our Future: The Importance of Quality Education for Minorities, PRP 96
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This report on the education of minorities results from policy research projects conducted in 1988-89 and 1989-90 as part of the Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Project under funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Quality Education for Minorities Project was begun at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a subc.ontract to the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. These papers were prepared as part of'the background research for the development of a national action plan on improving the quality of education for Alaska native, American Indian, Black American, Mexican American and Pueno Rican students. Publication of this work was paid for under a separate grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Implementation of the national action plan continues under the leadership of the Quality Education for Minorities Network in Washington, D.C. This repon contains a collection of some of the best papers prepared by students and staff who worked on the project over the two-year period. The research makes clear that how well we deal with the education of minorities will affect the economic and political future of our country. Two very positive themes are clear in this work: (1) we already know a good deal about what works to improve the education of minorities and (2) the changes in education needed to better serve minorities will improve the education provided to everyone. The message and action plan developed by the Quality Education for Minorities Project needs to be heard especially in Texas where a majority of students enrolled in public schools now come from minority groups.