Authored by: Tara J. Yosso and Daniel G. Solórzano
Academic institutions facilitate the flow of knowledge, skills, and students through the educational pipeline. Yet, no matter how one measures educational outcomes, Chicana/os suffer the lowest educational attainment of any major racial or ethnic group in the United States. This brief calls for the repair of the serious and persistent leaks in the Chicana/o educational pipeline.
Most Chicana/os who pursue higher education begin at the community college. In California, for example, 40% of Latina/os who enroll in community colleges aspire to transfer to a four-year college or university. However, less than 10% of these students reach their goal of transferring to a four-year college.
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