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Teofilo Ruiz & Ramón Saldívar Receive 2011 National Humanities Medal

By Victoria Cepeda Today, in a ceremony at the White House, Cuban-American Professor Teofilo Ruiz and Chicano Professor Ramón Saldívar received the 2011 National Humanities Medal from President Obama. In a time where Latino young men experience the hightest high school drop out rate as well as the lowest college enrollment and graduation rates among minorities, it’s comforting and encouraging to […]

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The Largest Minority’s Pending Subject: Improving School Performance.

by Victoria Cepeda The late Jaime Escalante said that “the day someone quits school he is condemning himself to a future of poverty.”  As if foretelling the future, Mr. Escalante, who taught to a predominantly Latino student body, spoke with conviction based on his experience. Years later, our pending assignment, as the largest US minority, is to […]

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