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Olivas, Michael A.

Works: 52 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 6,912 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  History  Biography  Casebooks (Law)  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Michael A Olivas
Most widely held works by Michael A Olivas
No undocumented child left behind : Plyler v. Doe and the education of undocumented schoolchildren by Michael A Olivas( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the issue of the education of undocumented school children, examining both financial and legal topics
"Colored men" and "hombres aquí" : Hernández v. Texas and the emergence of Mexican-American lawyering by Michael A Olivas( )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Colored Men" and "Hombres Aqui" commemorates the 50th anniversary of an important but almost forgotten U.S. Supreme Court case, Hernandez v. Texas, 347 US 475 (1954), the major case involving Mexican Americans and jury selection, published just before Brown v Board of Education in the 1954 Supreme Court reporter
In defense of my people : Alonso S. Perales and the development of Mexican-American public intellectuals by Michael A Olivas( )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those damned immigrants : America's hysteria over undocumented immigration by Ediberto Román( )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""This data-driven and massively documented study replaces rhetoric with analysis, myth with fact, and apocalyptic predictions with sane and realizable proposals.""--Stanley Fish, Florida International University The election of Barack Obama prompted people around the world to herald the dawning of a new, postracial era in America. Yet a scant one month after Obama's election, Jose Oswaldo Sucuzhanay, a 31-year old Ecuadorian immigrant, was ambushed by a group of white men as he walked with his brother. Yelling anti-Latino slurs, the men beat Sucuzhanay into a coma. He died 5 days later. T
An annotated bibliography of John Updike criticism, 1967-1973, and a checklist of his works by Michael A Olivas( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dilemma of access : minorities in two year colleges by Michael A Olivas( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino college students by Michael A Olivas( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition of higher education for Hispanic Americans and Latin Americans is addressed in 12 papers from the 1983 Conference on Latino College Students. Attention is directed to the transition from high school to college, Hispanic student achievement, and economics and stratification. In addition to forewords by Gregory R. Anrig and Arturo Madrid, Michael A. Olivas provides an introduction entitled "Research on Latino College Students: a Theoretical Framework and Inquiry." Paper titles and authors are as follows: "Generational Status, Family Background, and Educational Attainment among Hispanic Youth and Non-Hispanic White Youth" (Vilma Ortiz); "Do Hispanics Receive an Equal Educational Opportunity? The Relationship of School Outcomes, Family Background, and High School Curriculum" (Ernesto Ballesteros); "Hispanics in High School and Beyond" (Francois Nielsen); "Hispanic High School Graduates: Making Choices" (Richard Santos); "Identifying Areas of Stress for Chicano Undergraduates" (Daniel G. Munoz); "The Latino Science and Engineering Student: Recent Research Findings" (Jose P. Mestre); "New Directions for Research on Spanish-Language Tests and Test-Item Bias" (Maria Pennock-Roman); "Prediction of Hispanics' College Achievement" (Richard P. Duran); "Fairness in the Use of Tests for Selective Admissions of Hispanics" (Maria Pennock-Roman); "Financial Aid for Hispanics: Access, Ideology, and Packaging Policies" (Michael A. Olivas); "Chicanas and Chicanos: Barriers to Progress in Higher Education" (Maria A. Chacon, Elizabeth G. Cohen, Sharon Strover); and"Educational Stratification and Hispanics" (Richard R. Verdugo). (Sw)
The law and higher education : cases and materials on colleges in court by Michael A Olivas( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information on law and higher education is presented through approximately 350 cases and materials on colleges in court, noting that the study of higher education law is developing rapidly. Five chapters are as follows: (1) the legal governance of higher education (E.G. what college is, the establishment of private colleges, religion and higher education, the establishment of public colleges and state agency, and consortia and interinstitutional governance); (2) academic freedom (E.G. academic freedom in classroom teaching and research laboratories, who may teach and what is taught, the right to hear, academic freedom in research and publications, how research can be conducted, speech as a matter of public concern, conduct toward students outside class, faculty as citizens in society, and academic freedom for students and others on campus); (3) the law and the faculty (E.G. tenure and promotion, tenure and race, firing faculty, seniority and age discrimination, financial exigency, tenure density, sexual harassment, conflicts of interest, and collective bargaining); (4) students and the law (E.G. the legal relationship between colleges and students, tort theories, grades, student admissions, academic dismissals, student fees, and residency requirements); and (5) affirmative action (affirmative action and students, affirmative action and institutions, and affirmative action in employment). Three appendices are: sensitive compartmented information nondisclosure agreement; proposed scheme for a pontifical document on Catholic universities; and statement on academic freedom, Southern Baptist Convention. (Sm)
Suing alma mater : higher education and the courts by Michael A Olivas( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education law stories by Michael A Olivas( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an understanding of a dozen leading education-related cases, focusing on how the litigation was shaped by lawyers, judges, and social factors, and why the cases have attained landmark status. In this book, a group of prominent education and constitutional law scholars have brought to life 12 of the most interesting cases ever litigated, a number of which are taught in basic law school courses. Both cases in higher education settings and school law are included. Cases have been selected to provide a historical sampling of different times and important issues, including religion, finance, race gender, and disabilities
Prepaid college tuition plans : promise and problems by Michael A Olivas( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a group of articles concerning the equity and efficiency of prepaid college tuition plans. Chapters: (1) introduce the subject; (2) examine the competing financial theories at play in this field; (3) present a study of the Michigan Education Trust's decision to expand its subscriber base by offering a monthly payment option; (4) provide the experience from Florida's prepaid tuition plan, suggesting a sliding-scale feature whereby it may be possible to charge higher amounts for the contracts; (5) examine the tax consequences of college savings plans; and (6) discuss the problem of finding investment strategies whose returns approximate or better the college costs of the future. Articles and their authors are as follows: "Introduction: Financing Higher Education" (Michael A. Olivas); "Prepaid Tuition Plans: An Exercise in Finance, Psychology, and Politics" (Paul M. Horvitz); "The Distribution of Benefits from Prepaid Tuition Programs: New Empirical Evidence About the Effects of Program Design on Participant Demographics" (Jeffrey S. Lehman); "State Prepaid Tuition Plans: Designing a Successful Program" (William Montjoy); "Taxation of Prepaid Tuition Plans and Other Forms of College Expense Assistance" (David Williams ii); and "Real-Return Investments as a Tuition Hedge" (Lewis J. Spellman). (Most papers include reference notes.) (Glr)
Research on Hispanic education : students, finance, and governance by Michael A Olivas( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A review of research on Hispanic education reveals a paucity of information and suggests future research needs. Demographic data are available on Hispanic students in elementary, secondary, and higher education but fail to distinguish among different Hispanic subgroups. Existing data indicate increasing segregation of Hispanics in elementary and secondary schools and only a slow increase in Hispanics enrolled in postsecondary education. Research on Hispanic students has failed to explain their high attrition rate, either blaming Hispanics themselves or simply labelling Hispanics "disadvantaged" without offering further causal explanations. Research in educational finance has been more complete, especially on financial support of Hispanics in postsecondary schools, but more research is needed on educational equity and the returns on education to Hispanics. What little research exists on Hispanics and educational governance confirms that very few Hispanics sit on school boards or work in local or state educational agencies. Recent theoretical research, using the "internal colonialism" model, identifies six roles that Hispanics assume in postsecondary education, but the theories need empirical testing. (Rw)
Storytelling out of school : undocumented college residency, race, and reaction by Michael A Olivas( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The condition of education for Hispanic Americans by National Center for Education Statistics( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organized into 4 chapters, the report provides tabular data portraying the educational condition for about 12 million Hispanic Americans in the United States, and shows how Hispanics compare with the majority population on various measures of educational participation and achievement. Providing an overview of Hispanic Americans in the U.S., Chapter 1 discusses the problems of defining Hispanics and Hispanic subgroups, and presents general information on such characteristics as size of the Hispanic population, age and geographical distribution, and school enrollment status. Concerned with elementary and secondary education, Chapter 2 covers such topics as enrollment rates, characteristics of high school students, and school noncompletion. This chapter concludes with a brief description of education in Puerto Rico. Covering postsecondary education, Chapter 3 includes tabular data on such topics as enrollment, degrees awarded, and characteristics of students. Portraying the status in American society of Hispanic teenagers and adults as related to their previous level of education, Chapter 4 covers such topics as employment by broad occupational category, unemployment rates, post-high school experiences, and income levels. Throughout the report, data on Hispanics are compared with data on non-Hispanics to provide an interpretative context. (Author/NQ)
The tribally controlled Community college assistance act of 1978 : the failure of Federal Indian higher education policy by Michael A Olivas( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tribally Controlled Community College Assistance Act of 1978, P.L. 95-471, was an attempt to provide resources to Indian tribes for establishing and improving tribal colleges. However, 2 1/2 years after enactment, approximately half of the eligible tribal institutions have received operating grants from the Act. This inability to provide resources has been a result of several factors, including the impoverished condition of the colleges, design flaws in the Act, and bureaucratic delays in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Office of Management and Budget, and the Department of Education. This article examines these three concerns, and analyzes how each has prevented fuller participation by tribal colleges in the Act. Each provision of the Act is examined against the three criteria (institutional characteristics, legislative provisions, bureaucratic implementation); the legislative history and hearing record are also examined to determine the extent to which the Act has fully complied with congressional intent. Finally, recommendations are made to improve the Act and its administration, for it is the complex eligibility and administrative procedures that, in the main, have caused the delay. (Author)
Financial aid : access and packaging policies for disadvantaged students by Michael A Olivas( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undocumented college students and the DREAM Act by Michael A Olivas( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research on schools, neighborhoods, and communities : toward civic responsibility by William F Tate( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on research and theoretical developments related to the role of geography in education, human development, and health. Multiple disciplinary perspectives provide the strengths and problems in our communities. Research in this presidential volume provides historical, moral, and scientifically based arguments to inform understandings of civic problems and possible solutions
A mexican fiesta : from my house to your house by Rebecca Reyes( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public policy dimensions of statewide coordinatiion in higher education : agenda building and the establishment of the Ohio Board of Regents by Michael A Olivas( )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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No undocumented child left behind : Plyler v. Doe and the education of undocumented schoolchildren
"Colored men" and "hombres aquí" : Hernández v. Texas and the emergence of Mexican-American lawyeringThe dilemma of access : minorities in two year collegesThe law and higher education : cases and materials on colleges in courtEducation law stories
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