Latino students are changing the face of America’s public schools.
2014 marked the first year that a majority of public school students in America came from minority groups. This shift is largely due to the growth of Latino populations. One in four children in the United States are Latino, according to the Child Trends Hispanic Institute. That number is well on its way to becoming one in three.
Latino students face a number of obstacles when it comes to succeeding in school, being less likely to attend preschool and graduate from high school than non-Latino whites. At the same time, they are more likely to live in poverty and attend racially segregated schools.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15), we want to tell the stories of how Latino students, former students and educators are experiencing the American public school system. If you have an interesting story regarding how growing up Latino impacted your educational experience -- whether it be challenges you faced, successes you saw, or odds you overcame -- please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org in 500 to 800 words.
We will pick the best stories to feature on The Huffington Post.