“Latino students will shape the future of our nation and economy; it’s important to prioritize their education in the 118th Congress”

Washington, DC – Latinos for Education, a national Latino-led and founded organization exclusively focused on increasing the voice and representation of Latinos within the education sector, issued the following statement in response to the 2022 Midterm Elections:

“Latinos account for 1 in every 4 students in our nation’s public schools, and will soon make up 30 percent of all students in our education system.  The success of Latino students is critical to the economic future of our country, and this requires our nation’s elected leaders to prioritize the needs of these American students and ensure they receive equal access to educational opportunities. 

It’s clear that voters and parents care about the future of our nation’s education system and that it is an issue that is driving them to vote. It’s also an issue that we care about as an organization and we hope the 118th Congress will find common ground on and prioritize. 

This work should start with reimagining our educator workforce, and ensuring that educators across the country reflect the rich diversity of our student population. The research is clear that students perform best when they see themselves reflected in their teachers, and it’s imperative to support more teachers of color to enter and stay within the teaching profession, especially Latino teachers.

Congress must ensure that students have access to reliable and affordable broadband and that they continue to build on investments they have made for broadband infrastructure so students can successfully participate in our 21st century education system, which requires internet access and access to tech devices.

Congress should invest in programs that help prepare more Latino students for postsecondary success, such as increasing access to dual credit and early college courses, because we know that college graduates help strengthen our economy and workforce. We look forward to working with the 118th Congress to advance these transformational policies that will support all students, especially our nation’s Latino students.”

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About Latinos for Education:

Latinos for Education is a national education non-profit organization focused on developing, placing, and connecting essential Latino talent in the education sector. The organization is mobilizing a network of skilled education leaders to ensure the voice of students and families is not only heard but factored into decision-making in schools, communities, and education institutions throughout the U.S. The organization also ensures Latino education professionals have access to a nationwide network of peers as well as career and professional development opportunities across the country through the members-only EdCentro network. For more information visit: https://www.latinosforeducation.org.


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