Churchgoing Hispanics Do Better at School, Study Finds
Byline: Larry Witham, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Hispanic immigrants who regularly attend church are more likely to do well in school and reverse high drop-out rates, especially in impoverished school districts, according to a study released yesterday.
"Religion matters for Latinos because it provides important educational opportunities outside school and ... the church environment reinforces the importance of learning and discipline," says the report.
The study, which analyzed responses from about 7,000 Hispanic students and parents collected in three national surveys from 1996 to 1999, was released at a conference on Hispanic affairs at the University of Notre …
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Publication information: Article title: Churchgoing Hispanics Do Better at School, Study Finds. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: January 28, 2003. Page number: A03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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