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Being Latino, the Bronx-based social media platform geared towards latinos and with a reach of over 200,000 followers released a video yesterday sharing some dismal statistics on the state of education for latinos across the United States.  The Bronx being the most latino borough of New York City makes this not just a must watch video but also it is important to share this throughout the community so that we can begin the conversation on what our next steps should be.
Not all the data is bad as there is some sobering news on the educational front and when combined it provides us with a pretty concise map of where we need to improve that which needs improving and to excel in what it is what we are doing right.
Please take the time out and watch this brief video and most importantly, SHARE!
As always, comments are open to hear what you have to say. Oh and don’t forget to check out the sources provided by Being Latino after the video!

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Sources: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586240/Latino-students-face-barriers-to-higher-education.html?pg=all

http://blog.cleveland.com/opinion_impact/print.html?entry=/2012/06/much_rides_on_graduation_for_l.html

http://www.edweek.org/media/dc12_findings_060712.pdf

EPE Research Center – Diploma Counts 2012. Trailing Behind, Moving Forward: Latino Students in U.S. Schools. 
Common Core of Data (CCD), U.S. Department of Education
National Poverty Center
Pew Hispanic Center
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Commission to Build a Healthier America

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