At an event earlier this week on the economic future of immigrant children, Senior Fellow Ron Haskins discussed the complex issue of immigrants’ education and wages.
According to recent data, immigrants — particularly recent immigrants from Mexico — have very low rates of high school completion compared to native-born citizens. But overall, immigrants have relatively high rates of college graduation. Addressing the complexities of this issue, and improving education for all, would have a positive impact on the U.S. economy.
There’s always a lot of creativity in how education is delivered. A school could be under a tree, could be inside someone’s home. It could be in a mosque or a church, it could be anywhere young people can gather safely with adults who can instruct them.