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Report 94-11: The Role of the Commission in Achieving Educational Equity: A Declaration of Policy

Published by The California Postsecondary Education Commission

June 1994

Supersedes 88-42. View Full Publication
On December 12, 1988, the California Postsecondary Education Commission adopted this declaration of policy in order to clarify and communicate its responsibility to advance educational equity in the context of the demographic changes presently occurring in California. The statement stemmed from the September 1988 report of the Commission's Special Committee on Educational Equity, The Role of the California Postsecondary Education Commission in Achieving Educational Equity in California (Commission Report 88-31).

On June 6, 1994, the Commission reorganized and expanded the first paragraph of this statement by adding "disability" to the six personal characteristics -- ethnicity, race, language, socioeconomic status, gender, and home community -- that it agreed in 1988 should not determine educational accomplishment in California.

This declaration contains a vision of California in the future, a definition of educational equity, a discussion of the importance of educational equity to the State, an enumeration of the roles that the Commission expects to assume in contributing to the achievement of educational equity, a statement of the principles that will guide Commission action in this area, and an expression of intention to recon-sider this policy when the projects outlined in the special committee's report are completed.

Related Topics: Equity, Access, and College Preparation

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