Increasing Graduation Rates for Drop-Out and At-Risk H.S. Students

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin American Citizens is this nation’s oldest and largest Latino organization, founded in Corpus Christi, Texas on February 17, 1929; and

WHEREAS, LULAC throughout its history has committed itself to the principles that Latinos have equal access to opportunities in employment, education, housing and healthcare; and

WHEREAS, LULAC strongly supports graduating our Latino students from high school; and

WHEREAS, many of our students due to social, economic, and migration barriers are unable to graduate in the four years mandated by No Child Left Behind (NCLB); and

WHEREAS, these NCLB regulations generate penalties that cause higher drop-out rates and good alternative schools fail; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the LULAC General Assembly strongly supports the removal of these punitive graduation timelines under the re authorization of NCLB. Advocate adequate resources to effectively mainstream these students.

Approved this 1st day of July 2011.

Margaret Moran
LULAC National President