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The future of California economy depends on education for Latinos

According to new statistics, there are 15 million Latinos in California, but less than two percent of those working have a college degree. An estimated 70 percent of Merced students are Latinos; if this demographic entered college ready to achieve, the ripple effect could be astounding. “A combination of factors make [the] road from high school to graduation difficult for first generation Latino college students, and the barriers often begin with the significantly higher chance that a Latino student will attend a low-performing high school in a low income area.” More about the effort to raise up educational standards for Latinos, on We’Ced.

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This entry was posted on June 25, 2015 by in Print, WeCed and tagged , , , .

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