Boys of Color, Boys at Risk 2015 Report
“One of the things I notice when I go visit high schools and visit families, there are a lot of internal pressures, family pressures, for Latino/Hispanic males to get their GED and then get a job to help support the family.
There are external pressures on top of this: the schools see these young Latino/Hispanic males as with only a future as the guy who mows the lawn, the leaf blower, the guy who is working at the Budweiser factory or the call center.
They’re not seen as college material!
Even in schools that are well-funded, where the curriculum is available for students to excel, Latino/Hispanic students are falling through, pushed out and locked out.”
–Dr. Frederick Aldama
Read the full report here.