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Education Challenges Facing Hispanics in the United States

Summary: Hispanics are immigrating to the United States in record numbers. As they try to assimilate, there are several education challenges they face: language barriers, poverty, cultural representation, and inadequate schools. By understanding Hispanic culture and motivations, the American education system will be able to overcome these obstacles.
When one thinks about Hispanics, all too often the image of a field full of migrant workers picking fruit or vegetables in the hot sun comes to mind. This has become the stereotypical picture of a people whose determination and character are as strong or stronger than that of the Polish, Jewish, Greek, or Italian who arrived in the United States in the early 1900's. Then, the center of the new beginning for each immigrant family was an education. An education was the "ladder by which the children of immigrants climbed out of poverty into the mainstream." (Calderon & Slavin, 2001, p. iv) That ideal has not changed, as the Hispanic population has grown in the United States to large numbers very quickly and with little fanfare. Now, the population of Hispanics in the United States has reached numbers that are finally drawing that attention of schools, state offices, the...

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