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Document Number: 5718

The New Latino South and the Challenge to Public Education: Strategies for Educators and Policymakers in Emerging Immigrant Communities - The author provides a nationwide overview of Hispanic population growth in the U.S. since 1990, and background on the three case study sites, one each in North Carolina, Georgia and Arkansas — communities with some of the greatest growth in the Hispanic population from 1990-2000. Chapter Three presents a picture of Latino education in the South, nationwide and in the case study sites. The author then addresses four areas — parental involvement, teacher training, immigration status and discrimination — identified in the case study sites as major obstacles to immigrant education, as well as innovative strategies being used in the case study schools to overcome these obstacles. Policy recommendations are included in Chapter Eight. (Andrew Wainer, Tomás Rivera Policy Institute, November 2004)...

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