Journal Article: Seeking Equity in the Education of California's English Learners


Academic Achievement, English as Second Language, Equal Education, Government Policy Making, Disadvantaged, Public School Education


Rumberger, Russell W.; Gándara, Patricia


2004, Oct


The article provides an abridged version of a report prepared for the lawsuit, Williams v. State of California. The report first examines the achievement gap for English learners in California. Second, it reviews evidence in seven areas in which these students receive a substantially inequitable education vis-à-vis their English-speaking peers, even when those peers are similarly economically disadvantaged. Third, it documents the state's role in creating and perpetuating existing inequities. Finally, it describes a series of remedies that the state could pursue to reduce these inequities. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA ) (journal abstract)


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