Friday, October 31, 2014

The “Silent Crisis” of the Latino Dropout Rate


By Lance Fuller According to the National Center for Education Statistics, almost 20 percent of Latino males dropped out of high school in 2008, the highest among any demographic in the country. The long-term consequences of Latinos and ultimately men of color dropping out of school create what Dr. Luis Ponjuan calls a “silent crisis.” [...]

New Life for the DREAM Act?


By Mary Ellen Flannery Mary Ann Pacheco still remembers a conversation with a former student, who had returned to campus after earning a college degree in architecture. ““I was talking to her and I said, ‘What are your plans for the future?’ And she said, ‘I don’t have a future – because I don’t have [...]

Labor Secretary Speaks to Latino Education Issues


By Mary Ellen Flannery During a speech at NEA headquarters on Friday, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis called on educators to encourage Latino and other students of color to attend college, saying, “My message to you is, we need to work together to empower our young people to have hope.” At the same time, [...]