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Making Education Work for Latinas in the U.S.

  • Author(s): Gándara, Patricia
  • Oseguera, Leticia
  • Pérez Huber, Lindsay
  • Locks, Angela
  • Ee, Jongyeon
  • Molina, Daniel
  • et al.
Abstract

In California, almost 40% of European American adults hold a BA degree, as do 23% of African Americans and 48% of Asians.  However, only 11% of adult Latinas/os hold a BA degree or higher. Given that the majority of the school age population in the state is now Latina/o, this undereducation is not just an urgent problem, but foreshadows economic disaster for California. 

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