Migrant Students: Resources for Migrant Children Similar to Other Students but Achievement Still Lags

Organization: Florida State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights

In response to large number of migrant families in Florida, the Florida Advisory Committee performed a study examining the equity of resources available to migrant students compared to non-migrants. The educational resources discussed are: (1) teacher-student ratios, (2) staff-student ratios, (3) computer technology, and (4) library resources. They also compared the achievement of migrant versus non-migrant students as indicated by average 4th grade reading scores. They reiterate multiple times that it is a study of equity of resources, not adequacy of funding for migrant education programs.

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