Eye on Education

For Growing Latino Population, Education’s An Important Issue

One of the most important issues to the country’s Latino population? Education, according to a recent study by the Pew Research Center.

“The study opens up the stereotype that Latinos are only concerned with the issue of immigration,” Abril Trigo, director of the Center of Latin American Studies at Ohio State University, said in this Columbus Dispatch article. “For Latinos — people who are legal citizens — education is important because it looks to forward the future of our kids. But Latinos are not only migrants, they are people, too, and have concerns not just about migration.”

When Lourdes Barroso de Padilla and her husband enrolled her 6-year-old daughter, Eva, in Clintonville Academy, she wanted to create opportunities for her that she never had. “We understand education is important for not just getting ahead, but we want to create a love of learning in our daughters,” Barroso de Padilla said.

Read more at: www.dispatch.com

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