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ERIC Number: EJ995445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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A Brief Demographic Portrait
Nieto, Sonia
Journal of the Association of Mexican American Educators, v6 n3 p10-11 2012
This article presents a brief demographic portrait, with particular emphasis on school-related issues, that points to the dire situation of Latino/a education. According to the 2010 Census, the number of Hispanics (the term used in government data) currently was 50,477,594 million, an increase of 43 percent since 2000, making this group the fastest growing of all ethnic/racial groups in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Latinos/as represent 16 percent of the total U.S. population, meaning that they are the largest so-called "minority" group in the nation. Approximately 63 percent of Latinos/as living in the U.S. are of Mexican origin, 9 percent are Puerto Rican, 3.5 percent are Cuban, 3 percent are Salvadoran and 2.8 percent are Dominican, with smaller percentages of other Central American, South American or other Hispanic origin. All in all, the lack of academic success among Latinos/as presents serious implications that reverberate within and well beyond the Latino/a population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States