Quote of the Day 10/31/2013

Why should anybody who is not Latino care about the education of Latino students? The nation as a whole will not be able to compete in a global marketplace unless we can educate these young people. How can we accept having huge swaths of our population simply marginalized, left out

-Patricia Gandara, co-director of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA, in a PBS documentary on the Latino dropout crisis and efforts to increase graduation. One of the students featured in the film is a Tulsa teen (Source: http://bit.ly/19evebK).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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