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    Symposium: Bilingual Education for Puerto Ricans in New York City: From Hope to Compromise

    Sandra Del Valle
    In this article, Sandra Del Valle examines the struggle for bilingual education as a fight for civil rights in which lawyers and litigation have played a large role. By specifically looking at the role of Puerto Ricans in New York City in these struggles, she examines the fatal gap between two visions of bilingual education--the vision of the grassroots Puerto Rican community that saw bilingual education as educational enrichment, and the remedial model that was ultimately adopted and advanced by lawyers and other professionals in the courts. As Del Valle argues, national policymakers, federal courts, and advocacy organizations have raised the nation's consciousness on issues affecting language-minority students; however, these forces have also contributed to the compromised nature of bilingual education, making it especially vulnerable to attack. Therefore, the role between these entities--that is, education advocates, policymakers, and the courts-- must be constructed differently and take its cues from students, parents, and local grassroots organizations.

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    Summer 1998 Issue

    Abstracts

    Introduction
    Richard Dobles, Jose Antonio Segarra
    Introducción
    Ricardo Dobles, Jose Antonio Segarra
    Symposium: Fact and Fiction: Stories of Puerto Ricans in U.S. Schools
    Sonia Nieto
    Symposium: Nationalist Ideologies, Neighborhood-Based Activism, and Educational Spaces in Puerto Rican Chicago
    Ana Y. Ramos-Zayas
    Symposium: Bilingual Education for Puerto Ricans in New York City: From Hope to Compromise
    Sandra Del Valle
    Symposium: "Staging Encounters": The Educational Decline of U.S. Puerto Ricans in [Post]-Colonial Perspective
    Catherine E. Walsh
    Symposium: Memorias de una Vida de Obra (Memories of a Life of Work): An Interview with Antonia Pantoja
    Wilhelmina Perry

    Book Notes

    Revolutionary Multiculturalism
    By Peter McLaren

    Anything but Mexican
    By Rodolfo F. Acuña

    Education for Extinction
    By David Wallace Adams

    The Other Struggle for Equal Schools
    By Rubén Donato

    The Changing Curriculum
    By Ivor F. Goodson

    Personas Mexicanas
    By James Diego Vigil

    Many Families, Many Literacies
    Edited by Denny Taylor

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