Migrant Children: A Statistical Analysis of Seven Summer School Programs for Children of Migrant Parents Which Were Conducted by the New York State Education Department During the Summers of 1956 to 1962
Background of the Study. In 1939, John Steinbeck wrote the above passage and it amazed numerous Americans to read that the circumstance surrounding migratory farm workers was only an event in a far-reaching and uninterrupted epic of agricultural migrancy in the United States. The ’’bindle stiff” and the ”hobo” during the 1910’s and the 1920’s were the beginning of the migratory labor force. In the 1930’s the itinerant farm workers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, and Texas made up a sizeable section of the migratory labor force. They were termed ’’Okies” and they came from the Dust Bowl area of our country. Today, over thirty years later, the migrant and his children still wander the face of our land. The migratory farm labor problem in the United States is a national one, however, the migratory farm worker has been described as the forgotten man in America. Be is on the bottom of the economic and social ladder and and has been left out from many social advances. Workmen’s compensation, income protection, minimum wage, unemployment insurance, collective bargaining, child labor protection, residence and voting rights have been areas of serious public concern. There has also been some public awareness that the migrant and his family have special problems in the areas of housing, transportation, health, and education.
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Callender, Rudolf Milton, "Migrant Children: A Statistical Analysis of Seven Summer School Programs for Children of Migrant Parents Which Were Conducted by the New York State Education Department During the Summers of 1956 to 1962" (1964). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670853.