Title VI and Hispanics today


 Hispanic students represent 21 percent of the enrollment in high school but only 13 percent of students passed at least one Advanced Placement exam.
“We need to make sure our hispanic descent students are presented with the resources and the options all children in the school system are presented for their success”, said Maria Palatino, mother of two teenagers. 
 
 This week America is celebrating the 48th anniversary of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
 
Title VI states, ”No person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Title VI applies to all levels of educational institutions – public or private – that receive federal financial assistance.  The statute extends to all programs and activities and prohibits denial of equal access to college- and career-preparatory courses, programs for English learners, and discriminatory discipline and harassment—all of which are fundamental barriers to equal education.
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