Latino youths lead way in turning academic trends around

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  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 9:22 a.m.

    If hanging out with achievers really works....Then Becker should order all achievers to spend a day with the OWS losers before a riot breaks out in SLC and Becker is forced to resign for supporting OWS in the first place.....can you say BACKFIRE!

  • DBeck Eagle Mountain, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 6:57 a.m.

    This is great! Best wishes to the students who get involved with others in such a positive way. It'll be transformative. I wish Latinos in Action much success in their efforts, specifically as it impacts their members and the achievements of these young people. It sadly won't be any adult-introduced legislation or education reform that will close gaps of all kinds that have generally been overlooked here in Zion. It will be the young people who take charge even while still struggling with an indifferent (and, in some cases, failing) education system. But, enough "adult" pessimism, this effort needs to be celebrated and supported and widely replicated. Gracias por el esfuerzo Latinos en Accion!

  • Adam Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 3, 2011 4:46 a.m.

    "Because they're around other people who want to do well in school it changes them completely,"

    HMMM! What a concept. This has nothing to do with race. It has everything to do with hanging out with achievers or non-achievers. It's a choice all students/families have to make whether Latino or White.
    For Example: I don't see the kids in these Chinese Immersion classes caring too much about if the Chinese teacher relates to them or not. It is simply a choice made by the kid and his/her family to be part of a program and choose to eaither study and learn or not study and not learn.
    It's a choice/commitiment thing NOT a race thing!