In 2018, Latino parents and advocates are preparing to fight for more funds and better support for their students, from kindergarten to a college degree, as data show California’s Latino students are not succeeding at the same rate as students from other ethnic groups.
Black, Latino Parents Say Expectations for Poor Children Too Low in Public Schools By Sarah Tully on April 10, 2016 12:20 AM | No comments A majority of African-American and Latino parents report that they want higher expectations for their children and better teachers in public schools, where they believe there are racial inequalities and funding disparities, according to a new national poll.
Iowa's restrictive funding formula, crafted in 1971, has left many of its impoverished urban districts and depopulated farming communities with little cash to spend on schools. Parents there sued the state last year, arguing the formula is unfair and discriminatory against poor students.
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Only 2% percent in each group cited less reliance on standardized testing as the most important component of great schools. And most of the black parents and 45% of Latino parents surveyed believe children in their communities receive a worse education than white students.
I want parents to know that their support is critical for their students to feel safe and aspire for college.” During a workshop at the conference, parents learned about how to support their undocumented children in pursuing college and how to make sure they can be protected in schools.
However, Latino parents may feel that the support they offer is not enough to help their youth succeed academically. Despite the many barriers and challenges Latino parents may face, there are things parents can do to let adolescents know that they care about their academic success.
For more than two decades, schools in western Massachusetts have been denying families with limited English-speaking skills translation and interpretation services required under federal law so they can make informed choices about their children's education, a group of Latino parents who filed a lawsuit Monday argues.
College Acceptances Are In: Latino Students Weigh Where to Go by Hanna Guerrero / Apr.20.2016 / 1:36 PM ET Graduates at the University of Michigan commencement ceremony in 2011.