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Even from state’s best high schools, Latinos mostly go to community college

by Adolfo Guzman-Lopez | Take Two

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South Pasadena High School counselor Sandra Jarrous helps tenth grader Erick Amaya and the school's other Latino students on the path to college. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC

Educators in California have been trying to close the achievement gap between Latinos and their white and Asian classmates. Latinos do worse on standardized tests, and are less likely to go to college.

But new statistics show the gap isn't a product of just poor neighborhoods and low performing schools. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez finds it's also abundant in public schools with strong reputations.

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