High School Retention Study

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Diversity and Equity

Whereas the Academic Senate recognizes the changing demographics in the state, and

Whereas the community colleges have stated a commitment to affirmative action, and

Whereas the high school dropout rate among some minorities has increased to such a point that there is a disproportionately small pool for subsequent affirmative action hiring for community colleges,

Resolved that the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges study the problem of the high school dropout rate, particularly among some minorities, and

Resolved that the Executive Committee direct an appropriate committee of the Academic Senate to draft a position paper on the role of the senate in improving high school retention and present this paper and a progress report at a breakout session at the 1988 Spring Conference.