Academic achievements of Latinos in the United States

Marie Schou Tornøe, Simone Harlev Lund, Stella Louise Jäger-Rasmussen, Karen Mallya Sørensen, Juno Berthelsen & Amalie Frejvald Edske

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This paper aims at investigating in which way state policies influence the academic achievements of Latino students in the United States of America. It investigates the concept of Latino and analyzes the federal policy named No Child Left Behind act, which aims to help disadvantaged and minority students with achieving higher academic results. California has the highest number of Latinos in the US and we have therefore chosen to look further into the educational possibilities for Latinos in California. California has a state law, called Proposition 227, that bans bilingual education and the intentions behind and content of the law will be explored. Furthermore, the paper investigates bilingual education models and programs and what options Latino students have in California compared to what type of bilingual education theories are deemed the most effective. The paper shows, through the investigation of the data and literature used, that both policies do not take important factors into consideration when deciding which education programs to use in order to raise the level of academic achievements of Latinos in the US.

UddannelserBasis - International Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato20 dec. 2015
VejledereSusanne Jacobsen Perez


  • Education
  • Latinos