ERIC Number: ED475876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
From Risk to Opportunity: Fulfilling the Educational Needs of Hispanic Americans in the 21st Century. Final Report of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
During this 18-month study, researchers spoke with and listened to over 1,600 parents, teachers, and experts about the needs of Hispanic American students. Results indicate that Hispanic Americans had significant vitality, desire, ambition, and determination, and want to provide opportunities for their children. However, Hispanic students are far more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to earn a college degree. One out of every three Hispanic students fail to complete high school. Many Hispanic families lack the knowledge to fulfill the high expectations they have for their children, and many Americans set low expectations for Hispanic American children. The federal government does not adequately monitor, measure, and coordinate programs and research to benefit Hispanic American children and families. In 2001, the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans developed an action plan to close the educational achievement gap. The plan recognizes that efforts must be pursued by parents; faith based, community, and business leaders; educators and public officials. Six recommendations set forth by the Commission include setting new and high expectations for Hispanic students, fully implementing and supporting the No Child Left Behind Act, and ensuring full access for Hispanic students postsecondary education. Supporting charts and tables are appended. (Contains 120 bibliographic references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Government, High Risk Students, Hispanic American Students, Teacher Expectations of Students
White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 5E110, Washington, DC 20202-3601. Tel: 202-401-1411; Fax: 202-401-8377; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.yic.gov/paceea/final.html.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001