This panel discusses the new report by The Education Trust – West, The Majority Report: Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students in California, a comprehensive look at the status of California’s Latino students. The report presents a range of extant state wide data from multiple sources, and also incorporates original research and stories from primary first-hand sources, such as interviews with current and former students.
The Majority Report investigates Latino students’ experiences, from issues affecting early education gaps, through the causes of lower college attainment rates, and the barriers faced as they prepare for, enter, and complete postsecondary education. In addition to identifying problems, the report highlights solutions: practices and policies that have been effective for Latino students, parents, and educators.
The report was released late Spring 2017. For more information or to ensure you receive a copy of the report upon release,
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*Presentation made possible through a working partnership with The Education Trust—West, which is the California based office of the nationally recognized Education Trust based in Washington D.C. The Education Trust—West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-k through college, by exposing opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, identifying and advocating for the strategies that will forever close those gaps.
Introduction / Moderator:
- Anthony Chavez, External Relations Associate, The Education Trust West
- Raquel Simental, Director of External Relations & Communications, The Education Trust West
- Julia Vergara, Co-Executive Director, Puente Project, University of California
- Linda Vasquez, Director, Regional Affairs, Campaign for College Opportunity
This segment is date/time stamped: March 30, 2017; 2:50PM
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This panel is date/time stamped: March 26, 2015, 12:05PM– 12:55PM Central Time Zone The last few decades have brought about important shifts in STEM due mostly to globalization and technological developments. These shifts have generated an eminent demand for an increase in human capital and a centrality in the STEM fields due to the shortage and negative ramifications to global economic competitiveness. One important issue is that to meet the increased demand for specialized labor, it is necessary to retain students in STEM. But unfortunately, more than 60% of those students who express an interest in pursuing a STEM major, leave without completing their intended program of study. This attrition is particularly high among racial and ethnic minority groups, including women and low-income students. Representatives of higher education in both the U.S. and Mexico share their knowledge and experience with respect to the theme of Equity and Quality in Education through STEM Education, across international settings. Introduction: - Dr. Linda Prieto, Department of Bicultural Bilingual Studies, UTSA Panelists: - Dr. Armando Mata Romero, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, México - Dr. Angelina Alvarado Monroy, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, México - Dr. Cynthia Esperanza Lima González, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, UTSA - Ms. Sandra Telles, La Clase Mágica after-school program - Dr. Verónica Vargas Alejo, Universidad de Quintana Roo - M.en C. José Refugio Reyes Valdés, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila Moderator: - Dr. Guadalupe Carmona-Dominguez, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, UTSA Recommended Citation: CSUSB - Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD), "Panel: "Academic Collaborations in International Settings: Equity and Quality in Education through STEM Education"" (2015). Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Video Recordings. 28.https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/lead/28 ...
*This capstone address is date/time stamped: March 30, 2017; 4:25PM PST Fabian Núñez is a partner of Mercury and the former California Assembly Speaker. He served three two-year terms as a member of the California State Assembly, his final two terms as Speaker, the 66th person to hold that position in California. Recognized for his unique ability to lead and find bi-partisan solutions to complex public policy challenges, Núñez was named “Legislator of the Year” in 2007 by Governing Magazine, specifically for his bi-partisan efforts with former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on transportation and infrastructure legislation. As Speaker, he oversaw an annual Assembly budget of approximately $150 million with 1100 employees in over 103 offices statewide. He was also the Assembly’s lead negotiator for four of California’s state budgets, which ranged as high as $103 billion. Núñez currently serves on the Board of Directors for the U.S. Soccer Federation, and served on the University Of California Board Of Regents from 2004-2008. During the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election, Núñez was a national co-chairman for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Mercury is a bipartisan high-stakes public strategy firm, providing results for the world’s most successful companies, leading advocacy groups, governments, political parties, NGOs, and prominent public and political figures Speaker: - Hon. Fabian Nuñez, Partner at Mercury & 66th Speaker of the California State Assembly Recommended Citation: CSUSB - Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD), "Capstone Address: “Sin Fronteras - Educating Beyond Borders," Hon. Fabian Nuñez" (2017). Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Video Recordings. 25.https://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/lead/25 ...
Representatives from three different groups that have advocated for greater access to California higher education will discuss perspectives on this problem. The panelists include Audrey Dow, Vice President of External Affairs and Operations for the Campaign for College Opportunity, Dr. Daniel M. Estrada, Chair of the California LULAC Latino Educational Attainment Committee, and Irene Tovar, Chair of the Statewide Coalition Against CSU Impaction. Audrey Dow explains the recent Campaign report, “Access Denied: Rising Selectivity in California’s Public Universities.” This report highlights the mismatch between California workforce needs for college degrees and shortages of college seats in California’s public universities. Demand for college admission, among state high school and community college students, forced both the University of California (UC) and California State Universities (CSU) to raise admissions standards. The CSU calls this impaction. Coincidently, California reduced financial support for higher education from previous levels as federal spending, through student Pell Grants, increased. As state higher education spending decreased, UC tuition, since 2000, has increased by 200 percent and CSU tuition by 175 percent. Meanwhile California is 49th among states in the percentage of undergraduate students enrolled in a four year university – public or pbrivate not for profit. Dr. Estrada discusses how the 1960 California Master Plan for Higher Education was visionary but not sustainable. Baby boomers benefited from tuition free public universities; but later generations now pay rising tuition to attend these schools. Universal access through a three tiered system of community colleges, CSU and UC campuses no longer exists. Meanwhile, baby boomers are retiring. After review of CSUs campus endowments, these funds are small for the number of students attending yearly. Also, aside from UC flagship campuses, Berkeley and ...