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Articles > Report Reveals Need of AAPI Students in Higher Education

 
Jun 23, 2010
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(Northwest Asian Weekly)

A report written by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) dispels the myth that Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are high achieving in education, stressing the need for AAPIs to be a part of higher education policy discussion.

According to the report, large sectors of the AAPI population experience low high school graduation rates, high enrollment in community colleges, and under-representation in certain sectors in the workforce.

Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders suffer unemployment and poverty rates three to five times higher than those of other AAPI subgroups.

Full story: Report to be released at first annual Higher Education Summit