SEF Blog

Focus Simply on Finding the Best - Kent McGuire, SEF President and CEO

Posted: 7/1/2014 1:00 AM

Experience matters, but it does not guarantee effectiveness in the classroom. Indeed, we might prefer a new teacher who connects with students and brings a passion for teaching over an experienced one who does not. I’m certain this is the conclusion many charter networks have reached.

The Issue of Undocumented Students Still Looms Post-Election - William Perez, Associate Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University

Posted: 1/14/2014 2:56 PM

During the last two decades, the U.S. has undergone a significant demographic transformation due to immigration from Latin America. As a result, Latinos are now the largest ethnic minority group. Due to failed immigration policies, however, among the immigrant population are 11 million undocumented persons, 75% of which are Latino, and approximately 2.8 million children under 18 years of age who were brought here by their parents and grew up as “Americans”. As these undocumented students approach high school graduation and begin to explore their post-secondary options, the process is often confusing and frustrating due to their legal status. I highlight three educational factors that impact higher education access for undocumented Latino students.

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