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Latino achievement gap persists in Arizona

| October 11, 2017

By Alyssa Tarpley • Downtown Devil • 

Despite rising graduation rates among Hispanic students, the Latino achievement gap still persists in Arizona.

According to the 2016 Arizona Minority Student Progress Report, “There are clear gaps in university eligibility by racial/ethnic groups as White and Asian Pacific American students show much higher eligibility rates than do American Indian, Black and Hispanic students.”

“Everyone in the state should be concerned about that because you can’t possibly have a strong and prosperous economy for everyone in the state, if half of your state is failing in terms of their educational background,” said James Garcia, director of communications for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

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