Margarito Samayoa picked up soccer when he was just a young kid. Watching his family play for fun and going to games with his father helped him grow a healthy interest in the sport. By age 11 he was playing on a team. Now a high school senior, Samayoa is an all-section pick and a two-year team captain at Ramapo High School.
Those who want a life of public service often make a choice: either work quietly within the system or take to the barricades outside, drawing attention to the issues with all the noise they can muster.
Leaders in the current federal administration as well as key foundations focused on higher education have recognized the importance of an educated workforce and have articulated goals to increase our nation's collective degree completion. The projected population growth of Latinos, their current educational attainment levels, and their relative youth all signal the need to pay more attention to this group in higher education.