Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students in California Reading Response

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The report also notes that nearly 1 million Latino students are in public universities and colleges. The authors note that despite the Latino students making the majority population in California's education sector, these students continue to face troubling inequalities from their early learning stages to the higher education. According to the authors, California's Latino students often attend the most segregated schools in nation, the access to early childhood education is insufficient, and always perceived as less academically capable than their Asian and white peers. The authors of this article pinpoint the key findings of California education system regarding Latino students. One of the key findings in this report is that most high schools that primarily have the Latino students offer A-G classes which offer courses that are required for eligibility in the state public universities.

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This article demonstrates that students whose possess greater future expectations are more likely to acquire greater levels of occupational and educational success. The authors pinpoint that early adolescence is the stage that students seriously consider their future aspirations but little is yet known about "Chicano/Latino middle school boys' early career and the postsecondary aspirations. " (Martinez& Castellanos, 2017). Therefore, the authors acknowledged the uniqueness of Chicano/Latino boys and focused on examining their post-secondary aspirations. This article articulated three key findings. The case of Mendez v. Westminster was filed on behalf of 5,000 students of the Mexican descent who sought to defend the constitutional rights of their children across America (Strum, 2014). With the leadership and guidance of Gonzalo Mendez and other three co-plaintiffs, the American Mexican families, parents, and residents organized a battle to fight race discrimination in their neighboring schools.

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Through these efforts desegregation of California schools were eventually achieved. Mendez v. According to the authors of this article, community colleges have played a huge role in the higher education of America. The community colleges have become one the most important entryway for students that intend to complete their baccalaureate degrees. However various concerns have been raised regarding how enrolment in community colleges has penalized students who were advantaged more and would otherwise have attended a four-year college in highly selective schools (Long & Kurlaender, 2008). Therefore, the authors sought to examine and compare the outcomes of students in community colleges and those who entered a four-year institution. According to the authors, the results collected from a track of nine years through multiple strategies show that students who begin initially their studies at the community colleges were less likely to complete their bachelor's degree within the given nine years.

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According to the author students live in fear due to their undocumented status which subjects them to the threat of deportation, the students face financial worries due to little or no access to any financial aid and campus climate, interactions, and experiences with both support and non-support staff (Contreras, 2009). Also, the author vividly discussed other themes such as increased concerns about their future since the acts did not provide a pathway to gaining citizenship and presence of uninformed campus staffs. It is evident from this article that many college eligible undocumented students with high aspirations in education end their careers at high school level due to limited opportunities presented in various restrictive legislation. Therefore, the author demonstrates the importance of passing legislation that will address the challenges of undocumented students such as the comprehensive immigration reform and the federal DREAM act.

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"Chicana College Aspirations and the Role of Parents: Developing Educational Resiliency" This article stipulates how parents influence the Chicana students' college goals, aspirations and the general educational outlook of their children. By examining the role of parents, the theory of resiliency proved to key in understanding Chicana students' current realities to those of motivation and strength. Therefore, it is important for all schools to acknowledge the role of parents in the process of schooling for their children despite low levels of occupational attainment and education. "A report by President's advisory commission on educational excellence for Hispanics. " The initiation of an advisory committee is a historical event that marked the next step in improving the academic achievement and lives of the Hispanics.

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