Hispanics make up the fastest growing segment of the American population, but are lagging when it comes to education. The consequences are huge not just for individual families, but the entire American economy.
President Barack Obama said last year that Hispanic school children faced "challenges of monumental proportions". He was articulating what many in the United States have been worrying about for years - that Latinos - from kindergarten to university - are falling far behind.
A White House report published in April states that less than 50% of Latino children are enrolled in pre-school; just 50% earn their high school diploma on time and, those who do are only half as likely as their peers to be prepared for college. Just 13% have a degree.
'Democracy in peril'
These percentages are troubling enough. What makes them truly alarming is the addition of another set of numbers - the demographics of Hispanic America. For they are the youngest and fastest growing group in the country. They make up 16% of the population now and will account for 29% of the population by 2050.
The issue has essentially reached a tipping point. It's harder to ignore the problems facing a minority group when they affect a third of the population. And there are economic reasons to care. How well Hispanic school children master their ABCs today will help determine the GDP of tomorrow.
All this "progress" has been wasted on fabook and iphones. People have given up their ability to be self-reliant in exchange for comfort and convenience. That is modern america, and it will continue to get worse, they will lose the ability to think for themselves. Take calculators and peoples' reliance on them for instance.
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The best thing to do is get them out. Instead, our public education system will just continue to spiral down so the 3rd worlders can try to keep up. Where is the logic in that?
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