Latinos are California’s largest ethnic group, but they have some of the lowest graduation rates, and only 12% of Latino adults have a BA or greater. Closing the achievement gap for this population is critical to California’s economic growth and ability to compete worldwide.
An examination of Latino/a students’ experience, attitudes, preparation, and outcomes at SF State. The report identifies systemic issues, and reviews current research and literature, key indicators of student experiences and outcomes, and promising practices and policy recommendations.
California’s financial commitment to higher education has declined notably due to fiscal crises and competing state priorities. This report examines the effects of disinvestment on the enrollment rates of at the University of California (UC), the California State University (CSU), and the California Community Colleges.
Latinos represent a relatively small proportion of school board members in California, only about 15%. A majority of districts where Latinos make up between half and two-thirds of the student body still have no Latino trustees at all.
Although preschool is believed to be of benefit for children, Latinos are not enrolling in preschool at the same rates as other racial and ethnic groups.
A program to increase the number of low-income, first-generation and historically underrepresented Bay Area students who graduate from college - through college-level courses offered at Oakland high schools, longitudinal student tracking, personal mentorship, and case management.