ERIC Number: ED357132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The State of Hispanic Education. Facing the Facts.
Ramirez, Elizabeth Weiser
This fact sheet on Hispanic American education in the United States in 1993 offers information on families, spending, school to work transitions, and education at preschool through college levels. The Hispanic population is growing much faster than the rest of the population, and by 1990 it comprised 9 percent of the national population. The Hispanic segment of the population is statistically younger than the non-Hispanic population, and 26 percent of Hispanic families live in poverty. On education spending and personnel, the paper points out that large urban school districts, which are 27 percent Hispanic, are chronically underfunded compared to other districts in the states. The fact sheet goes on to cite the following statistics: (1) Hispanic students make up 11.3 percent of all elementary school students and 10.4 percent of high school students enrolled in 1990; (2) Hispanic youth are most likely to report having been physically attacked at their school; (3) students enrolled in more advanced mathematics courses and who receive more homework have been shown to do better on national achievement tests; and (4) Hispanics are only 5.5 percent of the students enrolled in college in October 1990. Finally, with regard to school to work transitions, the paper cites that in 1989, 72 percent of all recent high school graduates were employed, but only 49 percent of Hispanic graduates had a job. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Status, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, National Surveys, Preschool Education, Social Problems, Statistical Data, Urban Youth
Publications, ASPIRA Association, Inc., Institute for Policy Research, 1112 16th Street, N.W., Suite 340, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: ASPIRA Association, Inc., Washington, DC. National Office.
Identifiers - Location: United States