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ACE Report Identifies Educational Barriers for Hispanics

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The question of whether the education levels of successive generations of Americans are continually progressing gains new relevance in light of the Obama administration's goal of regaining the world leadership in postsecondary education attainment. Seven of every 10 Hispanic immigrant adults who have less than a high school education do not speak English well, if at all. * Pressing economic needs: A high labor participation rate among H ispanic immigrants and employment concentrated in low-skill, low-wage jobs make it more difficult to bear the high opportunity costs associated with pursuing further education, particularly in traditional settings. * Legal status:

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