Hispanicity and Educational Inequality: Risks, Opportunities and the Nation’s Future

Author(s):
Tienda, Marta
Publication Year:
2009
Report Number:
PIC-RIVERA-1
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Document Type:
Subject/Key Words:
Hispanic students achievement gap Hispanic demographics higher education

Abstract

The 2009 Tomás Rivera Lecture explores the opportunities and challenges provided by the rapidly growing school-age Hispanic population in the United States. It describes how despite educational progress, the Hispanic achievement gap persists. This report documents Hispanic demographics, growth trends, educational attainment and road blocks leading to Hispanic underrepresentation in higher education.

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