PACE Event

California’s College Graduate Crisis, and What to Do About It

In 2005-06 almost half of the pupils in California’s public schools were Latinos, but Latinos only received about 15 percent of the BA degrees awarded by public and private colleges in the state. Texas has a comparable Latino population but does significantly better than California in getting Latino students through college.

In this seminar, Martin Carnoy explored the reasons why California’s education system falls short in ensuring post-secondary access and success for Latino students and identifies steps that the state could take to increase the number of four-year college graduates.


  • Martin Canoy, Vida Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University

Moderated by David N. Plank, Executive Director, PACE