2013 Latino Political Wish List
It's a New Year, a new Congress on January 3rd, and another 4 years for President Barack Obama. One of the 5 issues which are front and center for many Latinos includes the following:
Education funding - "We need to push for more dollars for early childhood education, as well as more dollars and resources for community colleges, which are key institutions for Latinos," says Sepulveda. Latino education advocates such as Julian Vasquez Heilig worry about state cuts in school funding as more Latinos enter the classroom. "Texas cut 5.4 billion dollars from their budget two years ago, yet the majority of growth in student population has been among Latino students," he says. Excelencia in Education's Deborah Santiago says expanding resources to Hispanic Serving Institutions (colleges with over a quarter Latino enrollment) is an important way to ensure that the growing Latino college-age population continues increasing.
Jun 6, 2013VOXXI
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