Hispanics and Latinos: Key to US Economic Growth

07/11/10 0 COMMENTS

The United States has slid behind in education, health care and economic growth to dangerous levels when compared to other developed countries.  All three of these core elements intertwine.  The Hispanic and Latino communities segments have been hit the hardest hit.

According to a study conducted by UNICEF, The US lags behind 17 countries including South Korea, Japan, Australia, Belgium, Hungary, Netherlands and Finland. Another prominent study, the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, shows a steady decline in the performance of American students from grades 4 to 12 in comparison to their peers in other countries.

American Latinos are positioned to bring forth meaningful contributions to our society.  According to the Hispanic Pew Institute in Washington, D.C., Hispanics will represent 24% of the total US Hispanic population by the year 2050.  American Latinos have a distinct advantage of serving as multi-cultural agents capable of bridging the gap between two worlds and being susceptible to multi-cultural dynamics and diversity that exists in today’s economic global village.

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