With the Future on the Line: Why Studying Latino Education Is So Urgent

  title={With the Future on the Line: Why Studying Latino Education Is So Urgent},
  author={Patricia C. G{\'a}ndara},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  pages={451 - 463}
  • P. Gándara
  • Published 14 April 2015
  • Political Science
  • American Journal of Education
In the 3 decades between 1980 and 2010, the Latino population of the United States grew from 14.6 million to 50.5 million persons and from 6.4% to 16.3% of the population; Latinos are now the largest minority population in the country (Passel et al. 2011). By 2012, the Latino population exceeded 53 million (Brown 2014). In the Southwest and some pockets in the eastern United States, this phenomenon has been well understood for some time; however, in the rest of the country, many people are… 

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