New education report reveals too many states aren’t doing enough to ensure Latinos succeed in school
Today’s report released by Excelencia in Education!, Latino College Completion in 50 States, doesn’t present any real new revelations but it is amping up the alarm for the nation to pay attention to what is happening among the next generation of Americans, who happen to be Latino.
In 2010, Latino youth comprised 22 percent of the K-12 public school population but only 15 percent of the U.S. population overall. What does that mean?
It means that in a country where politicians have lost the vision for the America of tomorrow by slashing today’s public education budgets, in a wayward effort to achieve a fiscal balance, Latino children will, and some say they already are, receiving a substandard quality of education in school districts that have no money for enrichment activities, proper student-teacher ratios, well-maintained campuses, books, technological equipment, and the list goes on.
It’s bad news for a country that will be depending on this generation to work the kind of jobs that will carry this country forward.
Already, according to the report, Latino adults have the worst record when it comes to being college graduates.
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