Obama, Univision To Broadcast Town Hall Meeting On Hispanic Education

On the U.S. Department of Education's blog, the White House announced that President Obama will coordinate with Spanish-language media company Univision to broadcast a town hall meeting on March 28.

Titled "Noticias Univision Presenta: Es El Momento -- El Presidente, Los Hispanos y la Educación" (The Moment is Now: The President, Hispanics and Education), the town hall forum will feature President Obama discussing the state of Hispanic educational attainment in the U.S. with students, parents and teachers.

He will also answer submitted questions from the public. Any who are interested can submit questions or comments related to the theme through this form on Univision's website.

In October 2010, Obama signed an executive order to boost educational achievement for Hispanics and Latinos, reports AP. Obama noted that about 20 percent of students in America are Hispanic or Latino, yet they are statistically more likely to drop out.

He said:

"This is not just a Latino problem. This is an American problem. We've got to solve it, because if we allow these trends to continue, it won't just be one community that falls behind. We will all fall behind together."

Univision launched its "Es El Momento" (The Moment is Now) campaign in February 2010 to inform its largely Hispanic audience on how to pursue higher education. It also provides information on training children to become college-ready.

A live stream will be available in both English and Spanish at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 28.