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ERIC Number: ED427129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
Pages: 120
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Latino Education: Status and Prospects. State of Hispanic America 1998.
Fisher, Maria
This report is divided into a series of "snapshots" that form a "portrait" of the status of Hispanics in the U.S. educational system. Chapter 1 introduces the situation of Hispanics in U.S. education. Chapter 2 provides a brief summary of Hispanic demographics, and chapter 3 covers the condition of Hispanic children from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Chapter 4 summarizes data on the representation of Latinos as elementary and secondary school teachers and principals. Chapter 5 summarizes Hispanic postsecondary and adult educational status, and chapter 6 identifies policy implications of the findings. This look at the educational status of Hispanic Americans shows that more than 30 years after enactment of the major civil rights laws, U.S. society has yet to approach the goal of equal educational opportunity for all Americans. The disparity in education for Hispanic children begins at an early age, and Hispanic students who have fallen behind by middle school or high school tend to leave school before high school graduation. Some enter the work force with little preparation, while others become discouraged and chronically unemployed. Each chapter contains endnotes. (Contains 91 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: State Farm Insurance Company; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Boston, MA.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Council of La Raza, Washington, DC.