Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Welcoiiie to our yearly tribute to women in higher education, recognizing Latinas in education who are serving as outstanding role models and leaders in their communities. Just as we learned in die recent presidential race that you can't refer to "women in binders," presenting one point of view in a "binder" as is so often done in the media doesn't advance understanding or conversation. When it comes to solutions to most women's issues, frankly, it's complicated. Take the wage gap debate, for example. Groups supporting the Paycheck fairness Act say that statistics are on their side. Women earn significantly less money for performing the same tasks as men in the workplace. As The Chtvnick of Higher Education reported in October 2012, nearly 50 years after the Equal Pay Act of 1%5 was enacted, women continue to earn less money than do men throughout their careers, and the gap is seen as soon as one year out of college. They were referencing findings of a study conducted by the American Association of University Women examining the earnings of female and male college graduates working full time in 2009, one year after they graduated. But other groups, most notably the International Women's Forum, say statistics distort what's really going on the marketplace. …

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