Book a Week 4

I read the second edition of  Chicano School Failure and Success: Past, Present, and Future which is a really helpful source for additional sources.  What I enjoyed about this book is that each chapter or section could be it’s own reading list.  Any book dealing with the failings of the education system is a serious read, but there are many variables that impact the success or failure of Mexican American students in our education system.

San Miguel and Valencia asserted that due to a trilogy of oppressive Propositions passed in California and the adverse effects of the Hopwood case in Texas, “Mexican Americans [in California and Texas] face an educational crisis of unprecedented magnitude in the history of racial/ethnic minority education” (p. 354).


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