White House Latina visits Texas communities to discuss Hispanic education

Alejandra Ceja, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, was in Brownsville, Texas listening to concerns from educators and also successes in their classroom.

The roundtable discussion brought out concerns over early childhood education, reduced funding in public schools and more funding allocated to charter schools and other issues such as school meals.

With over 54 million people, Hispanics are the largest minority group in the nation. Ceja said the Administration believes expanding preschool access, more funding for programs such as Gear Up and increasing Pell Grants are just some ways to expand opportunities for Latino students.

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