Sunday, December 13, 2015

Latino students increasingly important to higher ed success- Tara García Mathewson, Education Dive

President Barack Obama wants the United States to have a higher proportion of college graduates than any other country in the world by 2020. According to the OECD’s latest “Education at a Glance” report, 44% of U.S. adults have attained some type of post-secondary education, but the country will have to increase that proportion to 60% by the end of the decade to reach Obama’s goal. Demographic trends are clear. Already, 25% of public school students in pre-K through 12th grade are Latino, and they make up the fastest-growing group among children four and under. Reaching Obama’s goal will be hard to do — and all but impossible to maintain — without the academic success of Latinos.

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