Latinos and Education: Realty and Challenges

Council of the Great City Schools just released a study which outlines the many challenges facing Latinos educationally. Latinos lag behind Whites in most areas of education including college attainment:

In postsecondary experience, the unemployment rate of the Hispanic population ages 20 and older in early 2011 was 12 percent compared with 8 percent of the white population. In 2009, some 13 percent of Hispanic students ages 18 and older had earned a bachelor’s degree or higher compared with 33 percent of white students. And the Hispanic population ages 18 and over in 2008 accounted for 12 percent of the college population and 16 percent of the nation’s prison population.