Blog: Latino Ed Beat

Survey Evaluates Latino Student Engagement

A survey of Latino residents in Montgomery County, Maryland, reveals their attitudes   toward education.

The Washington Post reported that the survey attributed high dropout rates to a variety of factors. The survey focused on Latinos ages 14 to 24.

The survey found:

  • Latino students who reported low expectations from teachers reported higher dropout rates. Immigrant students were the most negatively impacted.
  • Students were twice as likely to dropout when they lacked access to computers in middle and high school.
  • Students who rented a room in someone else’s residence were more likely to drop out.
  • Students who said their parents were not present after school and during dinner when they were in middle school were more likely to drop out.