Texas wants more Latinos in college

October 18, 2009 7:33:04 PM PDT
A plan to improve the number of Latinos attending college will be considered later this month by the state higher education board. A recent report from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board indicates Hispanics are the least likely group to attend college and are "well below" meeting improvement goals, The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday.

State figures also indicate male college graduates also lag behind women across all races.

A University of Texas educator, Victor Saenz, says it's common for Hispanic males to make sacrifices over the needs of the family.

Starting a pilot program to increase the number of counselors at certain high schools along with reaching out to more Spanish-speaking parents are among the ideas the board is considering.

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