Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency

Election Outcomes for Latinx Community & Students: Nov. 10

According to the Iowa Data Center, in the last 20 years the number of Latinx students in Iowa schools has increased by 266 percent. The number of Spanish speaking English Learners in public schools has increased by 232.8 percent over the same period.

All educators serving these students to join us to learn from Al Exito's Executive Director Dawn Martinez Oropeza about how to better understand and best support our Spanish speaking EL student populations from a community standpoint. 

The next session is Nov. 10 and focuses on Election Outcomes for Latinx Community & Students. The 2020 general election will have a record 32 million Latinos projected eligible to vote, the highest marginalized voting group in the country. In Iowa, the largest population of Latinos are under the voting age. Elections in the past several years have created a hostile climate for our students and their families. The anti-immigrant rhetoric has created a hidden, stressful climate that Iowa Latinos have endured. Al Éxito evaluation demonstrates hateful attacks on our students have increased 33% since 2016. What is forecasted for the Latino community with the November election results in Iowa and nationally? This presentation will address the community response and national leader predictions.

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