A Homecoming Journey:  The Reenrollment Experience of Latino High School Dropouts

Feliz Ortiz-Licon, Ed.D, (October 21, 2009)

Issue: Education
Publication Type: Research Report

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The Latino community is the fastest-growing population in American society.  In fact, 25% of children younger than five are of Latino descent.  Yet despite their numeric significance, Latinos continue to be overrepresented in low-skilled, low-paying jobs and drop out of school at double and triple the rates of their Black and White counterparts.  While the body of literature on the subject is replete with accounts of “push-out” and “pull-out” factors that contribute to a student’s dropout decision, little is known about students who drop out and then reenroll in school to pursue their high school diploma.