ERIC Number: ED414354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Hispanic New Yorkers: Education and Employment.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.
Hispanics in New York, like those in other parts of the country, are younger and poorer than other minorities, and are more likely to live in metropolitan areas. This report provides a comprehensive review of the current condition of education for Hispanic New Yorkers. Hispanics represent 12% of the state's population and are concentrated in New York City and three heavily populated counties. Half of the New York Hispanic population over 25 years of age has less than a high school education, compared to 25% of the general population. Only about 40% of Hispanic ninth graders remain to graduate, but of those graduates, 78% attend college, most frequently in New York State. Information related to enrollment, achievement, compensatory programs, outcomes, and staffing for both kindergarten through grade 12 and postsecondary education is provided. An examination of the condition of Hispanic employment in the public and private sectors and the professions documents the need to improve the educational attainment for Hispanic youth. Hispanics in the New York workforce are underrepresented in executive, administrative, managerial, and professional specialty occupations. High dropout rates and low educational attainment levels hamper Hispanics in achieving the American dream. (Contains 6 figures, 22 tables, and 33 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Compensatory Education, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Ethnic Groups, Hispanic Americans, Minority Groups, Urban Areas, Urban Youth
New York State Education Department, Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services, Albany, NY 12234; phone: 518-474-1311; fax: 518-486-2179.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Planning, Research, and Support Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York