Latino Education and Advocacy Days (LEAD) Video Recordings

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Video recording of the “The Majority Report: Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students in California” panel discussion.


This panel discusses the new report by The Education Trust – West, The Majority Report: Supporting the Educational Success of Latino Students in California, a comprehensive look at the status of California’s Latino students. The report presents a range of extant state wide data from multiple sources, and also incorporates original research and stories from primary first-hand sources, such as interviews with current and former students.

The Majority Report investigates Latino students’ experiences, from issues affecting early education gaps, through the causes of lower college attainment rates, and the barriers faced as they prepare for, enter, and complete postsecondary education. In addition to identifying problems, the report highlights solutions: practices and policies that have been effective for Latino students, parents, and educators. The report was released late Spring 2017.

This presentation was made possible through a working partnership with The Education Trust—West, which is the California based office of the nationally recognized Education Trust based in Washington D.C. The Education Trust—West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-k through college, by exposing opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, identifying and advocating for the strategies that will forever close those gaps.


  • Introduction / Moderator: Anthony Chavez, External Relations Associate, The Education Trust West
  • Panelists: Raquel Simental, Director of External Relations & Communications, The Education Trust West; Julia Vergara, Co-Executive Director, Puente Project, University of California; Linda Vasquez, Director, Regional Affairs, Campaign for College Opportunity