By John Ostapkovich


PRINCETON, N.J. (CBS) – A study by the folks who publish the SATs, LSATs, and all those other academic tests finds that Latino students are less successful compared to other groups.

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The problem runs from a young age (Hispanic children are less likely to be enrolled in pre-school) to adulthood (Latinos have less than half the percentage of post-secondary degrees as the overall population), according to this new study by the College Board.

John Lee, policy director for the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center, says given that Latinos are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority, this is everyone’s problem.

“Along the road for Latinos, support services that they actually need are actually not there,” he told KYW Newsradio this morning.  “There’s also this myth that Latinos don’t care about college or things like that, but that’s actually not true — but they don’t have that college knowledge or the knowledge that they need to be successful.”

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The College Board came up with a blueprint for change which calls for, as one low-cost example, leveraging technology to expand the availability of high school Advanced Placement courses.

Read the College Board report

Reported by John Ostapkovich, KYW Newsradio 1060

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