Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Welcome to our look back at 2011 ... and, oh, what a year it was. We learned, for instance, that the percentage of eligible Hispanics who enrolled in college in 2010 had surged from 39 percent to 44 percent, and Hispanic high school graduation went from 70 percent to 73 percent. Very positive gains.

Heavy hitters among for-profits hired major figures as lobbyists to beat back federal regulations intended to minimize fleecing Uncle Sam and their students by some ethically challenged members of the sector, which attracts hefty numbers of Hispanics. Eight of the leading for-profits each spent from $1.17 million to $1.71 million on the effort, reports The Neiv York Times. One change pushed through - only 5 percent of the for-profits will face financial sanctions right off, a drop from an estimated 16 percent. Did the Department of Education overreach originally or just cave to pressure once the heat was one? Quieti sabe.

Powerful campus figures are being retired, fired or arrested for failing to report suspected sexual abuse of minors on their watch. …

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