Status of Hispanics in America On March 7, 2009, the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education sponsored a program where, "Hispanic academic and business leaders participated in a panel discussion about the status of Hispanic-Americans in higher education and the economy. Among the topics addressed were the significance of the growth of the Latino population, demographics, what President Obama can do, and the current economic downturn." Click on the image below to be taken to the C-Span Video Library website where you'll be able to watch the entire 2-hour presentation.
President Obama, Hispanics, and Education: A townhall meeting
On March 28, 2011 Univision, the fifth-largest US television network, hosted "an exclusive and historic event that showcased the importance of education among hispanics." They hosted President Barack Obama in a nationally televised townhall meeting where the President addressed the topic of Hispanics and Education. As the program was introduced, we heard that, "This is a decisive moment for over 50 million Hispanics in the United States... the highest drop out rate in the country is among Hispanics... One out of five students in our school system is Hispanic..."
During the forum, President Obama addressed questions from students and educators alike.