Immigrants seek education, but hit wait lists

Second-generation Hispanic women are leading a surge in college enrollment, but graduation rates remain low for Hispanics from immigrant families.

Few immigrants succeed without learning English, but many are on wait lists to get classes, writes Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College.

New York City’s community colleges will work with museums to teach immigrants English through art.

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  1. Mevelle Sage says:

    It is interesting to see that the minorities are trying to tap into the education that is afforded to them. There should be more programs available similar to the one in New York so that they may be able to be to compete nad succesfully make use of the college expereince. Learning another language is no easy task and most hispanic families do not neccesarily promote the learning of english first. In many of their home they teach the native tongue first. english is expected to be taught and learned in school. The fact that so many are being place on a waiting list says to me that we are not meeting the demands of these adult learners are want to get an education.