Politics as a blood sport/La política: un deporte de sangre

We are living through the most poisonous political atmosphere most, if not all of us, can remember. After the GOP baseball practice shooting in Alexandria, VA, we are presented with a bittersweet opportunity to change course as a nation.  Read entire post here:English: http://www.univision.com/univision-news/opinion/politics-as-a-blood-sportSpanish: http://www.univision.com/noticias/opinion/la-politica-un-deporte-de-sangre … [Read more...]

Q&A with David Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board

In an exclusive Q&A with David Coleman, President and CEO of the College Board and one of the most influential voices in all of education, we explore how his organization is reaching out to help hispanic and other minority students and families succeed as they strive toward college.   English: http://www.univision.com/univision-news/opinion/a-q-a-with-david-coleman-president-and-ceo-of-the-college-board   Spanish Versi … [Read more...]

A discussion on the challenges facing Hispanic education today

In a Q&A with David Park of Learning Heroes, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez explores the challenges and opportunities facing Latinos and other minority students including the often large gap between a parent’s perception of their child’s educational performance vs the reality, the importance of annual state testing, as well as practical tools parents can access to ensure their child is performing at or above grade level  - because as David Park points out, the data indicates that parents are the key t … [Read more...]

What does comprehensive immigration reform mean in Trump’s America?

President Trump has renewed the call for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform (CIR). Much has happened since the last concerted effort to pass CIR was attempted in 2013. What does this expression even mean in Trump’s America and what must be included in any serious legislation? Español, aqui: http://www.univision.com/noticias/opinion/que-significa-la-reforma-migratoria-integral-de-donald-trumpEnglish version : ht … [Read more...]

It’s going to take more than protesting, get a suit and tie

In a week marked by massive protests in response to reports of ICE raids across the nation, how can Hispanic Americans be truly effective in pushing the debate forward and ensure our politicians keep all law abiding immigrant families in tact.   … [Read more...]

Why religious freedom is the number one human rights issue of our time

It’s a horrifying reality, but religious persecution and discrimination is on the rise around the world. Now, more than ever before, it’s imperative that America remain a model of religious tolerance and freedom - for people of all faiths - as we set the pace for the rest of the world to follow … [Read more...]

“What Will God Do with Betsy DeVos?”

The senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education was more contentious than any nominee in memory. Senators were divided over her qualifications and education philosophy, and Vice President Pence stepped in cast the deciding vote on Tuesday. The public focus on education and Ms. DeVos created a stir among Evangelicals as well.  Dr. Andrea Ramirez, who leads the Faith and Education Coalition – NHCLC, was asked to comment on the state of public education and how faith communities can … [Read more...]

Hispanic students: the key to America’s future

The Hispanic community continues to represent a growing percentage of the US population, and yet our test scores remain well below that of white students. As such, Hispanic Students represent the single greatest untapped opportunity in America today and they must become our top … [Read more...]