Saturday, April 28, 2012

Latinos in Arizona score lower on state standardized tests than white students, have higher dropout rates and are less likely to get a bachelor’s degree

The percentage of Latinos ages 25 to 34 who had a bachelor’s degree or higher increased only 1 percentage point to a total of 9%, compared with 32% for whites. Latinos are expected to make up a majority of Arizona’s population and wage earners in the future. Latinos make up nearly one-third of the state’s population and about 47% of its children under 19. They are likely to become the majority within two decades.

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