Books and Stats about the Latino Education Crisis

| July 22, 2011

Imagine a room filled with 100 Latino students.  In time, here is what will happen throughout their education: 43 will have attended early learning programs; 53 will earn a high school diploma on time (if they are English Language Learners, the number will be far fewer), 11 will earn a Bachelor’s degrees or higher, 18 will drop out of high school, and 4 will earn a graduate degree.

How does this compare to White students? Here are the stats: 59 will have attended early learning programs; 75 will earn a high school diploma on time, 34 will hold a Bachelor’s degrees or higher,  5 will drop out of high school, and  11 will earn a graduate degree.

As the Latino population rises, there is a  need for educators and policy makers to take action…Here are some books that can further inform you about this issue:

The Latino education crisis: The consequences of failed social policies, Location: LC2669 .G36 2009

Latino education: An agenda for community action research, Location: LC2669 .L36 2005

Latino education in United States: A narrated history from 1513-2000, Location: LC2670 .M33 2004

Latino change agents in higher education: Shaping a system that works for all, Location:LC2670.6 .V35 2008

Latinos in higher education, Location:LC2670.6 .L46 2003

Hispanic education in the United States: Raíces y alas, Location:LC2669 .G37 2001

Statistics Retrieved from:

http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/minoritytrends/ind_7_26.asp

http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=16

Gandara, P. & Frances, C. (2009). The Latino education crisis: The consequences of failed social policies. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.