School choice could help Hispanic students break through the achievement gap

Latino children deserve better. Just look at the numbers. Too many Hispanic students drop out of the K-12 education system each year, more than any other ethnic group in the United States. Add the learning loss suffered as a result of pandemic policies, and it’s clear we’re sitting on a crisis.

The good news, however, is that we can turn things around by expanding school choice programs across the country and growing awareness about education options within the Hispanic community.

The status quo of a one-size-fits-all education system might work for some students, but it is never going to work for all students. This is especially true for Hispanic children, who have fallen behind their peers to an alarming degree. Latino drop-out rates in the K-12 system, for example, are 65% higher than white students and nearly 40% higher than black students. Based on the data, that means in a classroom of 100 students, 30 of them would be Latino, and eight of those 30 students would drop out before graduating high school.

Read the full article from the Washington Examiner

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