Hispanic Students under performing at School

The Charlotte Observer reports that Hispanic students are under performing at school and in academics in general. For example, the drop out rates for the Hispanic students is nearly 9% compared to only 4.5% in white students in North Carolina. Even worse is that the study indicates that nearly 50% of the girls are expected to be pregnant before their 20th birthday.

The cause of Hispanic Students under performing at School is being attributed to a number of factors. However, the one that ranks right at the top is the lack of support from their in general uneducated parents and the lack of support at home. Also, there is a steady migration of the youth to gangs in order to gain acceptance with almost 40% indicating that they are or facing ethnic discrimination.

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