Hispanic parents have increased their involvement in school activities. In 2003, 83% of Hispanic parents had attended a general school meeting, up from 73% in 1991, and 78% had attended a parent/teacher conference, up from 71% in 1999.
Taking Stock: Higher Education and Latinos
The focus of this brief is to reconcile what we know with what we hear to inform what we can do to address the realities facing Latino students in a manner integrated into the broader policy agenda and discussions in higher education. This brief takes stock of the current higher education environment and integrates the perspectives of elected officials, students, and service providers from interviews and focus groups with data to better understand the role of Latinos in the future access, persistence, and completion of higher education in the United States and puts this information together to articulate what we can do to address critical policy issues affecting Latino students in the current higher education context.
Digest of Education Statistics, 2007, NCES, 2008, Table 23