ERIC Number: ED559368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The Growing Educational Equity Gap for California's Latina/o Students. Latino Policy & Issues Brief. Number 29
Huber, Lindsay Pérez; Vélez, Verónica N.; Solórzano, Daniel G.
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Although recent studies suggest that educational attainment for Latina/os has been improving, in this brief report the authors show that when demographic change is taken into consideration, it is clear that Latina/o students in California are not making gains but falling further behind. In California, approximately 60 percent of Latina/o students graduated from high school in 2012. In contrast, just over half of Latina/o high school students were graduating nationally in 2000, suggesting that educational attainment for Latina/os has been improving. The outlook changes, however, when educational attainment data are considered in terms of population growth. Snapshots that do not account for shifting demographics cannot present an accurate portrayal of educational attainment. When the data for California graduates are contextualized, an equity gap appears, indicating that in reality, the picture for Latina/o students is alarming.
Descriptors: Equal Education, Hispanic American Students, Achievement Gap, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Population Growth, Educational Attainment, White Students, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Bachelors Degrees, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. 193 Haines Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1544. Tel: 310-825-2642; Fax: 310-206-1784; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.chicano.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center
Identifiers - Location: California