Sociology134 3.25.08 - Last time Lost in Translation...

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Last time Lost in Translation: Latinos, Schools, and Society o Differences between programs? Consistency between grades Good example: has plenty of resources o Pros and cons of dual immersion? Cost too much Higher academic achievement o Why high drop-out rates? Big class sizes Lower education levels Parent education level Today Human capital o Knowledge that can be used for monetary gains o Increasing importance 1979: college-ed earned 75% more per year than HS grads 2003: college-ed earned over 100% more o Measured through formal education o Requires an initial investment (by whom?) o Significant differences by racial/ethnic group Group differences o Whites and Asian Americans (in general): Highest grades and test scores Least likely to drop out Most prestigious degrees o Native Americans, Blacks, and Hispanics lag behind in these area Start behind in elementary Slowly lag behind Drop out more Fewer go to college o What are some possible explanations?
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  • Spring '08
  • Shoemaker
  • Sociology, education levels, college education levels

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