Cultural attunement & equity in education for Latinx populations

Kristi Rines
kr6549@ship.edu
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ana Moraña
College of Education and Human Services

Social Work & Gerontology

The Hispanic Educational Resources and Empowerment Act of 2019, H.R. 3827, was introduced into the House of Representatives last July to help ameliorate barriers to quality education for people who are Latinx in the U.S. This paper explores the history and contemporary context of lacking equity and cultural attunement in education for Latinx communities and addresses the intentions of H.R. 3827 in resisting Latinx educational inequity. To date, education is a leading social issue for Latinx people in the U.S., as it is connected to Latinx rights across political, social, and economic domains.

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