A Community Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity: ASPIRA v. Board of Education

Alice Cardona Papers, 1973-2004

The post-WWII migration of Puerto Ricans introduced a new political battleground to NYC’s schools: that of language rights. Along the years, ASPIRA has needed to take legal action for protecting end ensuring access to quality education for Puerto Rican, and multilingual/multicultural, youth. In ASPIRA v. Board of Education, ASPIRA of New York, with the support of ASPIRA of America and the representation of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, filed a suit against the New York City Board of Education in 1972 that led to the ASPIRA Consent Decree. The decree, signed August 29, 1974, established the right of New York City public school students with limited English proficiency to receive bilingual education. This decree is considered a major landmark in the history of bilingual education in the United States. Source: ASPIRA.org


Creator
Alice Cardona
Language
English
Document Type
Document: leaflets
Identifier
AlCa_0009
Related Keywords
Activism, Education, Multi-cultural education, Non-profit organizations
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ASPIRA Association
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Alice Cardona Papers, 1973-2004. A Community Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity: ASPIRA v. Board of Education: AlCa_0009. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Jun 2019.
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