On March 2, 2016, Dr. Victor Sáenz sat down with the Texas Tribune for a Q&A session about his new co-edited book, “Ensuring the Success of Latino Males in Higher Education: A National Imperative.” The book focuses on highlighting the challenges in educating or better educating male students of color, primarily Latino males. It is a collection of chapters contributed by scholars from around the country who have been researching a variety of different questions about how we can better support Latino male students throughout the educational pipeline, with a special emphasis on secondary and postsecondary success.
The collection of chapters really delves into a variety of different questions about what their high school experiences are like, where do we see them lagging behind their peers academically and in terms of other indicators like school discipline and special education. So many of these boys are trapped in these alternative pathways that ultimately define their ability to kind of return back to a college or career pathway. For the full interview click here.