From the Wall Street Journal:
The chart projected on a screen painted a grim reality for the Hispanic parents in the classroom: Latino children nationally lag behind white and African-American children in reading and math; only 42 out of 100 Hispanic students complete high school; Hispanic children have the highest obesity rate... "It is exceedingly important to invest in this population because of its enormous size," said Ruben Rumbaut, an immigration scholar at the University of California, Irvine. Of the 47 million new workers set to enter the labor force between now and 2050, 80% will be Hispanic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Their share of the overall workforce will double to 30% by 2050 from 15% in 2010.

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