Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Esquina Editorial

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

Esquina Editorial

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This is the month when we not only elect a president, members of Congress and local officials hut give thanks for our many blessings. As an advocate for Hispanic students, so many of whom, through no fault of their own, are poorly prepared for college, we thank the people and organizations that help level die playing field. These include our advertisers, who've helped this magazine endure over 22 years, and especially die truthtellers who've shed light on many inequities and offered positive solutions.

Candor can be elusive. So we are especially indebted to organizations such as die Education Trust, founded in 1996, for its passion for educational equality and its skill in gathering, interpreting and sharing critical dala that needs to see the light of day.

Late last year the Trust released Priced Out: How the Wrong Financial-Aid Policies Hurt Law-Income Students, reporting this sad reality: "Of nearly 1,200 institutions of higher education, only 5 succeed in three crucial areas" - i.e., they enroll an equitable proportion of low-income students, require diem to pay a portion of family income no larger than the portion paid by middle-income students, and offer all students at least a 50 percent chance of graduation. …

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