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About mja252

My name is Michael Austerlitz, a current second year Fellow at Cornell University's Cornell Institute for Public Affairs. My concentration is social policy, and more specifically, education policy. My affiliation with CLASS comes through my love of Latin American history, specifically Mexican history. I'll be blogging about issues related to Latinos and Hispanics in the United States regarding issues such as immigration and education. I love playing guitar, video games, living in NYC in hot summers, and moderately long walks on the beach.

America’s Youth and Immigration Reform

ColorLines is a great news outlet for issues regarding human rights, racial issues, and other pressing matters that major news outlets tend to neglect or gloss over. This is not a plug for the site/magazine, but rather justification for why I … Continue reading

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The Dichotomy between Hispanic groups in the United States: What does the future look like?

Two articles, written within a day of each other speak to the idea that Hispanics in the United States are a driving force of the population and its economy. Yet, these articles pose two very different stories: one the one … Continue reading

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Hispanic Students and Higher Education: Meeting the needs of the future

In a report entitled Rising to the Challenge: Hispanic College Graduation Rates as a National Priority, the authors look at how Hispanic students in the United States are attending college, but that a pressing concern is the the retention rate of … Continue reading

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