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Hispanicity and Educational Inequality: Risks, Opportunities and the Nation's Future [Tomás Rivera Lecture]

Author(s):
Tienda, Marta
Publication Year:
2009
Source:
ETS Policy Information Center Report
Document Type:
Report
Page Count:
34
Subject/Key Words:
Achievement Gap American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Educational Equity Ethnic Differences Hispanic Students

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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