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Improving Latino Education In The U.s. Has Economic, Social Benefits

Even though they have allocated an extra amount of Rs 920 million for education this year, compared to last year as a percentage of the government expenditure the amount has dropped by 0.31%. Last year 1.86% was allocated from the budget for education where as this year it has come down to 1.49%, said Mahinda Jayasinghe, General Secretary, Lanka Teacher Services Union. He reiterated that UNESCO has clearly cited that a country should allocate at least 6% of its Gross Domestic Product to the education sector. Joseph Stalin, General Secretary, Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) emphasized that the quality of education goes down not only due to the corruption in the sector but also due to lack of funds for capacity building through research and training.

These days, being a teacher is clearly not a prerequisite for becoming a leader in education. In fact, some of the leaders with the most daily influence on classrooms come from entirely unrelated fields. Below we have compiled a list of some of the most influential leaders in education who have never been teachers. Arne Duncan Getty Images While our nation's foremost leader in education policy has extensive experience in education administration, he was never actually a teacher.

In 2010 the number was seven times higher than it was four decades before. The number of Latino students graduating from high school has also grown, a 76 percent rise from 2010 to 2011. However, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, the Hispanic high school dropout rate of 15.1 percent continues to outpace that of all other racial and ethnic groups. Latino Degree Pursuits Do Not Align With Workforce Needs In spite of job and pay opportunities in STEM occupations, Hispanics represent a small number of those receiving degrees in privat SMP this field. In 2010, Latinos were awarded 8 percent of all STEM certificates and degrees, according to Excelencia in Education's 'Finding Your Workforce' series. The Washington, D.C-based research organizationaims to link Hispanic students with the needs of the U.S. workforce. The top field graduating Latinos was Science, with 10,900 degrees conferred, followed by Engineering, with 9,930 degrees.

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