Hispanic Students’ Desire To Help Support Family No. 1 Reason In Not Enrolling In Higher Ed


Being Latino, the Bronx-based social media platform geared towards latinos and with a reach of over 200,000 followers released a video yesterday sharing some dismal statistics on the state of education for latinos across the United States.  The Bronx being the most latino borough of New York City makes this not just a must watch video but also it is important to share this throughout the community so that we can begin the conversation on what our next steps should be.
Not all the data is bad as there is some sobering news on the educational front and when combined it provides us with a pretty concise map of where we need to improve that which needs improving and to excel in what it is what we are doing right.
Please take the time out and watch this brief video and most importantly, SHARE!
As always, comments are open to hear what you have to say. Oh and don’t forget to check out the sources provided by Being Latino after the video!


Sources: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586240/Latino-students-face-barriers-to-higher-education.html?pg=all



EPE Research Center – Diploma Counts 2012. Trailing Behind, Moving Forward: Latino Students in U.S. Schools. 
Common Core of Data (CCD), U.S. Department of Education
National Poverty Center
Pew Hispanic Center
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.