ERIC Number: ED560976
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar-3
Reference Count: 30
Challenges and Opportunities: My Personal Journey. Tomás Rivera Lecture Series
Moran, Rachel F.
Educational Testing Service, Lecture presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (27th, San Antonio, TX, Mar 3, 2011)
Each year a distinguished scholar or prominent leader is selected to present the Tomás Rivera Lecture. Named in honor of the late Dr. Tomás Rivera, professor, scholar, poet, and former president of the University of California, Riverside, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) is continuing this lecture at its annual conference. Educational Testing Service (ETS) is proud to join with the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) to publish the annual Tomás Rivera Lecture. This year's keynote address by Rachel Moran is the latest in the series of distinguished lectures dating from 1985. Dean of the UCLA School of Law, Rachel Moran combines her personal experience with an analysis of the pressing issues affecting educational opportunity for Hispanic Americans. Citing data on Latino educational attainment--including in law studies and the low number of Latino lawyers--she notes that investments in education are acts of optimism. Aimed at educators, administrators, policymakers, and other education professionals, this lecture contributes to public discourse on the critical need to educate all of our citizens and encourage them to be fully productive members of society. Moran strongly presents the case that it will be very difficult for the United States to reclaim its number-one ranking in education until depressed college completion rates for Latinos are addressed, and that steps targeted at this population's special needs are vital. Moran concludes the lecture with the final thought that we must make sure that our nation remains competitive in an increasingly competitive global market for human capital.
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Educational Attainment, Educational Opportunities, Competition, Human Capital, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Access to Education, Lawyers, Law Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Policy Information Center