Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

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Its amazing how quickly some dyed-in-the-wool political stances can turn on a dime in the face of public opinion. Take the case of immigration reform. When the Latino vote went overwhelmingly to support the re-election of the president - even in the face of crushing economic times - lawmakers sat up and took notice, scrambling to climb aboard the bandwagon of sensible reform. What remains to be seen is how "sensible" is defined.

In this issue, we delve into the courting of the Hispanic voter and the challenges thai reform will bring to the world of higher education. One of our headlines carries the message "Latinos Are Liked! Really, Really. Liked!" And while that might represent a positive change in perception by the public and politicians, our article explores how each political party is succeeding or failing as Hispanic voter suitors, and how they can do better. Also, just how will decisions on this issue made in Washington impact higher education - the socalled ' 'missing link' ' of immigration refo rra? …

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