The state examines the mental capacity of migrant children, 1950

Report on testing of children of migratory agricultural workers in the Waupun area


In 1950, the Governor's Commission on Human Rights initiated a study of the learning capacity of the children of migrant laborers in the Waupun area. The educators selected 13 children with limited English skills and ran them through a series of tests, based on those used for white English-speaking children. This report summarizes their results and provides recommendations for the future education of the children of migrant workers.


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Creator: Wisconsin. Governor's Commission on Human Rights
Pub Data: Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1950. (Go RI 2:M5 1950)
Citation: Governor's Commission on Human Rights. "Report on testing of children of migratory agricultural workers in the Waupun area." (Madison, Wis.: Governor's Commission on Human Rights, 1950); online facsimile at http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1333 Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1333; Visited on: 8/21/2014
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