A live-broadcast, two-hour community forum in English to explore issues contributing to the school success or failure of Latino students. Airing from the University of Texas – Pan American in Edinburg, TX, the forum sets Texas as the stage for a national dialogue about Latino college track issues. In Texas, the majority of students in public schools are Latinos and the future and promise of Texas depends on how well young Latinos do in school. Yet, Latino students are the first to drop out and the last to go to college and too few are becoming professionals and leaders. Key stakeholders interact with a live audience to address these issues. These special programs are part of Radio Bilingüe’s national series Diploma en Mano. The host is National Public Radio’s National Desk Editor Richard Gonzales.
Guests: Dr. Alejo Salinas Jr., Trustee, South Texas College Board, Edinburg; Dr. Jaime Chahin, Dean, College of Applied Arts, Texas State University, San Marcos; Frances Guzman, Educational Associate, Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX; Juanita Valdez-Cox, Executive Director, La Union del Pueblo Entero, McAllen, TX; Olga Cardoso, Program Director, Llano Grande Center, Edcouch, TX; Sonia Falcon, Senior Vice-President Commercial Lending, Lone Star National Bank, McAllen, TX; Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District (PSJA), Pharr, TX.
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