With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk About Their Future

With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk About Their Future

With support from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, the nonprofit research and advocacy organization Public Agenda published a report in 2000 which revealed that Hispanic parents have high educational aspirations for their children. But Hispanic students are still much less likely than their white or African-American counterparts to earn a college degree. To help policy makers and educators better understand the higher education challenges facing Hispanic students, Public Agenda and the Center have released a new report, With Diploma in Hand: Hispanic High School Seniors Talk About Their Future, that summarizes the views and attitudes toward higher education of a group of Hispanic high school seniors, their parents, and teachers in predominantly Hispanic high schools, and includes commentaries from the professors and education consultants involved with the project.