ERIC Number: ED427128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Hispanic Education Fact Sheet.
National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.
From 1986 to 1995, the percentage of Hispanics in elementary and secondary schools increased significantly. However, data continue to show that Hispanic educational attainment levels do not match those of their White and Black peers. Latino children are less likely than their White or Black peers to be enrolled in preprimary education programs, although this gap closes at the kindergarten level, when Hispanic enrollment surpasses even that of Whites. Latinos continue to be underrepresented in gifted and talented education programs, even though their overall enrollment rates have increased over time. In later stages of their academic careers, Hispanic students are more likely than Whites to be retained in grade, and more likely to attend a predominantly minority school. Hispanics are less likely to complete high school and less likely both to be enrolled in college and to complete a degree. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.