Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them—and that’s a big problem

*Most Latino students are urban students and “teachers who share a linguistic and cultural background with their students have a unique role to play in urban schools.” VL By Timothy Pratt, Fusion (9 minute read)  NASHVILLE— Alondra Piña Mota remembers being too embarrassed to talk to her high school teachers or college counselors about how her

Friday, October 21st, 2016

When These Latinos Tell Immigration Stories, They Push Beyond Fairy Tales

*This is good stuff to read. Real stories told with real, raw truth. VL By Leah Donnella, NPR Code Switch (7 minute read) It’s easy to believe in a definitive American immigration story. So much of this...

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Justice Sonia Sotomayor says she thought about hitting Antonin Scalia with baseball bat

*Justice Sotomayor: “If we’ve lost anything, it’s remembering that differences don’t stand, necessarily, on ill will. If you keep that in mind, you can resolve almost any issue, because you can find that common ground to interact with...

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Closed Doors: Black and Latino Students Are Excluded from Top Public Universities

  By Elizabeth Baylor, Center for American Progress (12.5 minute read) In the fall of 2014, 297,000 African American and Latino students enrolled in America’s top public research universities. While access to such elite educations will likely put...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

The forgotten history of how Latinos earned the right to vote

*The battles for equal educational rights for Latinos go back many, many generations. And many of those historic battles started in Texas. This is a good read for perspective, context, truth. VL By Caitlin Cruz, Fusion (8.5 minute...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

An Ivy League professor on why colleges don’t hire more faculty of color: ‘We don’t want them’

*She’s blunt, but she makes a good point. I like how she uncovers the use of  “quality” to discriminate. VL By Marybeth Gasman, Washington Post (5.5 minute read) While giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions at a...

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

6 Ways Latino Advocacy Has Shaped Our Education Policies

*This is very good. My recommendation for your lunch break read. It’s an 11.5 minute investment. VL By Raul A. Reyes, NBC News (11.5 minute read) Did you know that the nation’s first successful school desegregation case centered...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Mexican College Robotics Team Just Owned a NASA Competition

*Check out this #MexicanThing. The Mexican team saw it as a statement victory. Team member Juan Carlos Mariscal said “We have the same abilities as any other student in the world.” VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The silliness that is Hispanic Heritage Month cannot end soon enough

*I agree, alot. VL By Esther Cepeda, Washington Post Writers Group (4 minute read) Thank goodness Hispanic Heritage Month is almost over. I’m not a fan, because who wants to be paid lip service for 30 days?...

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Tuesday’s numbers

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco The Latino daily subscribers get a daily dose of Latino numbers – about the economy, education, health, census, immigration –  in their inbox as part of their daily Latino morning brief. Here’s a...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

National Book Festival Highlights Prominent Latino/a Authors

*From the article: “Among the more than 120 authors were Latino writers from the United States and a variety of Latin American countries, including some who specialize in ‘crossborder’ themes.” VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4.5...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

California Passes Game-Changing Ethnic Studies Bill

*It’s being called “the biggest piece of ethnic studies legislation passed in this country’s history.” VL By Roque Planas, Huffington Post California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a landmark bill Tuesday ordering the creation of a model...

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Civil rights groups ask the Department of Education to track education loans for students of color

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Apparently the federal government doesn’t for ask the race or ethnicity of student borrowers, so there’s no way to track how students of color are affected by student debt. The Washington Post reports...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

Why Colleges in Appalachia Are Recruiting Latinos

*An interesting statistic in this piece, kinda geeky. But, six of the 10 states with the fastest-growing Hispanic populations in the country are in the Appalachian South. We’re everywhere. VL By Timothy Pratt, The Atlantic (22 minute...

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