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ERIC Number: EJ980570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
No Latino Left Behind? Determinants of Support for Education Reform in the U.S. Congress
Casellas, Jason; Shelly, Bryan
Journal of Latinos and Education, v11 n4 p260-270 2012
With education consistently ranked as the highest priority for Latino voters, how have members of Congress responded to Latino constituents on this dimension? This article explores the relationship between Latino constituencies and the importance members of Congress have placed on this issue. Through an analysis of National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) prioritized roll call votes, one can gain a fuller understanding of the importance of this issue. In particular, this article examines the enactment of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the extent to which the Latino population and Latino members of Congress had an impact on a series of educational policy-related bills and amendments. We find that the percentage of Latinos in a district is unrelated to vote outcomes on NCLB and related amendments and that Latino members of Congress voted against the interests of the NHLA on NCLB and a key amendment. (Contains 1 footnote, 2 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001