Advocacy

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Susan Castillo, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the state of Oregon, recently gave a presentation on the state of Latinos in Oregon's public schools.  The statistics show a troubling achievement gap between Latinos and the general student population; not only do Latino students score more poorly on standardized tests in math and reading, they drop out of school at much higher...

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There is a lot of interesting data coming out of the 2010 Census lately.  Take a look at this blog post from the Oregon Housing Blog. USA Today just released updated numbers for its Diversity Index, which predicts the probability that 2 randomly selected people from the same census track will be of different racial/ethnic backgrounds.  The data reveals that Cully neighborhood (census...

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The National Council of La Raza partnered with the University of North Carolina’s Center for Community Capital to release this study, investigating the effects of foreclosure on Latino children and families. The recession has hit Latino workers especially hard, leading to a loss of household income that has forced many families into delinquency, facing possible foreclosure. As this...

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This fact sheet, prepared by the City of Portland, provides an overview of the Latino population in the city. It gives a good idea of the challenges the community faces especially from relatively low levels of education, large families living on low incomes, and lack of homeownership. Hacienda’s programs work to address these disparities between the Latino population and the rest of the...

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Now that California and Colorado have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), 78 % of Latino and 88% of Black students in the U.S. will be under this new academic standards system.