"Data show that Latino workers will soon comprise 20 percent of the nation’s workforce but only 2 percent of managers. We need to bolster Latino student success in postsecondary education to further expand the nation’s talent pool and ensure that our growing Latino population can share in the American dream. How well we address their needs will determine the quality of our workforce, the nation’s economic growth, and our ability to close equity gaps. In just a short time, Excelencia has played a vital role in higher education policy by focusing policymakers and higher education leaders on the needs of Latino students, and supporting states and institutions whenever and wherever they are needed."
Several of America's leading voices in education will serve as panelists for the second in a series of National Conversations, sponsored by Indiana Wesleyan University.
The event, which will be October 22 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., will focus on the theme "Education in Crisis: The Unasked Questions."
Scott Jaschik, founder and editor of Inside Higher Ed, will serve as the moderator for the main panel discussion.
Panelists for the 90-minute main discussion, "Education in Crisis: The Unasked Questions," will be:
- Michael Gerson, The Washington Post
- Naomi Schaefer Riley, an author and national writer
- Phil Gardner, Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University
- Holiday Hart McKiernan, Lumina Foundation
- Deborah Santiago, Excelencia in Education
- Mark C. Taylor, Crisis on Campus
- Gail Mellow, LaGuardia Community College
Jay Hein, President of the Sagamore Institute, will moderate the question-and-answer portion of the main panel discussion.
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