Publication Date: January 2009
Publisher: National Council of La Raza
Author(s): Sarah Dolan; Sarah Dolan
Research Area: Child Development
Keywords: Hispanic population; Public education; Child development; Educational attainment
Coverage: United States United States
Missing Out: Latino Students in America’s Schools is a statistical snapshot that provides information on a student population whose academic outcomes will define the success of our public education system and indicate whether our nation is prepared to compete in a global economy. Latino children constitute one-fifth of the under-five population and are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority; as such, they represent the very future of the American workforce. However, Latino students continue to miss out on critical learning opportunities and perform at lower levels than their peers. We need to make investments in their learning now to ensure their future success as students and as productive members of the U.S. economy.