Today’s Parade Magazine has a feature article on How Latinos Are Changing America.
In it, Linda Alvarado, president and CEO of Denver’s Alvarado Construction and a co-owner of the Colorado Rockies, has this exchange with the interviewer:
Morales: You ask any Latino parent what is the most important thing and they say education. Yet the Latino [high school] dropout rate is the worst in the country. Why?
Alvarado: We need parental involvement. There’s a program in the Denver public schools where the teachers go to the students’ homes to meet the parents. It is being able to sit down, to reach out.