The Hispanic Lag in Higher Ed

It’s one thing to argue that Hispanics are behind in educational achievement and quite another not to provide the needed institutional support systems to help them close the gap. Catching up on reading some articles from last week regarding the challenges and issues faced by Hispanic college students entering higher education. This  overview article in the the New York Times on what they call the ‘lag’ between Hispanic educational achievement and the policies provided to support their efforts. Some good insights as to the cultural (institutional and social) factors that create challenges for college-bound Hispanic students. Much of the points relate to my post on Friday regarding community colleges.