Harriet G. Jenkins, the assistant schools superintendent in charge of instruction, presented a sixteen point report to the school board, calling the recommendations “minimal” if the board really intends to “stop under-education and wiping out black students.”  Jenkins’s list was a response to that provided to the board by the Black Parents for Education two months previously, with Jenkins’s reinforcing several of their recommendations with added input from the Master Plan Committee and staff personnel.  Both lists were a response to the recent revelation that black students in Berkeley “failed to reach national norms in basic skills.”