Racial Diversity and California's School System Analytical Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Racial Diversity and California's School System
This paper explores changes in policy to improve racial diversity in California's school system.
# 119754 | 1,365 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper takes a look at the the California School System in terms of racial discrimination, which has been an issue since the State's inception. Although the paper cites policy changes that have been made regarding discrimination, the author asserts that there is still much more to be done. Suggestions are made on how to equalize opportunity, status and treatment within this large organization. The author describes racial diversity within California's school system as mirroring that of the state as a whole. The paper concludes by stating that the key to success may lie in addressing the issue at a real world, micro level as opposed to administering sweeping institutional change via policy making.

From the Paper:

"Racial discrimination can take many forms. When one is considering the behavior of an organization such as a school system, it manifests as "institutional racism." This type of racial discrimination means that individuals within the same system receive different treatment because they are non-white."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bridges, Margaret, et al. Preschool for California's Children: Promising Benefits, Unequal Access. 2004 September. 20 September 2006. < http://pace.berkeley.edu/PB.04-3.PRESCHOOL.web.pdf >
  • Decent Schools for California. http://www.decentschools.org/.
  • Gandara, Patricia et al. Listening to Teachers of English Language Learners. 2005. 20 September 2006. < http://pace.berkeley.edu/listen_part_1.pdf >
  • Lehrman, Sally. Why Race Based Data Matters. 6 October 2003. 20 September 2006. < http://www.alternet.org/story/16912/ >
  • U.S. Census Bureau. State and County Quick Fact - California. 20 September 2006. 20 September 2006. < http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/06000.html>

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