Education, sí

Hispanic voters rank education as their number one issue, says a Pew Hispanic Center survey. That helped President Bush win Hispanic votes, writes Gary Andres.

President BushÕs leadership on the No Child Left Behind Act signaled to Hispanics that Republicans could not only talk a good game about education, but also deliver results that improved accountability, standards, and outcomes.

Looking ahead, Republicans have opportunities to continue demonstrating a commitment to education and winning a greater share of the Latino vote. Two major education measures are on tap for next year, both with significant implications for preparing students for high-quality jobs of the future: The Vocational and Technical Education for the Future Act and the Higher Education Reauthorization bill.

Hispanics are concerned about developing job skills; they also are more likely to attend two-year colleges, which would benefit from the new higher ed bill.

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  1. I’m not surprised. The NY Times had a page one story the other day about how Latinas are having fewer children than their parents. There is a strong correlation between socioeconomic status and family size–more educated and affluent couples tend to have smaller families. It would appear that Hispanics are on the move socioeconomically.

  2. Joanne: You may want to add an accent to the “i” on “Si.” (ALT + 164 on the number pad will make it for you.) 🙂 “Si” without an accent means “if.”

  3. I can’t make the accent mark work (is it different on a Mac?), so let’s just say it’s a double entendre.

    Update: I figured it out. It’s alt e.

  4. Sorry ’bout that, Joanne! Made the mistake of automatically assuming you used a PC! 🙂

  5. Geez…I was thinking of the tilde above (ALT + 164). To make an accent above the “i” it’s ALT + 161!! Sorry!