How Can Hispanics Get Ahead in Higher Education?

It is well known that a higher education brings enormous benefits. As the U.S. Committee for Economic Development has pointed out, workers who have at least a bachelor’s degree earn twice as much as those with only a high school diploma. What’s more, this gap is likely to keep growing. As the CED report argues, “by 2018, more than 60 percent of jobs in the United States will require postsecondary credentials,” meaning that “three million additional credentialed workers will be needed in the next four years.”

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In a World of Artificial Intelligence, Where Will Latin Americans Work?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a moment. With the success of computer systems like IBM’s Watson (the first AI to win at Jeopardy against human competitors) and now the “Amelia” program from tech company IPsoft, technology is accelerating changes in the labor market that could have widespread impacts on the nature of work.

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Latin America needs to improve primary education to shore up growth and democracy

In recent years, Latin American and Caribbean nations have accomplished across-the-board reductions in poverty and, in many cases, impressive growth rates. These positive trends have allowed for increased spending on education, but cannot obscure the huge challenges still faced by the region in this area.

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