This article describing the Latino college surge in California has received a lot of attention – partly because it also mirrors a national trend. It shows that early education support programs work, especially in helping Latinos through the educational pipeline. One student describes her success was one of expectation – not only from her parents but her community:
Because of the PIQE program, Thalia said her family was aware of high school graduation requirements by the time she was in middle school. It was always assumed she would go to college. She graduated from high school with a perfect grade point average – and fierce determination.