WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the presidential candidates campaign through the last few primary states, Janet Murguia, President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S., and steering committee member for ED in '08, a nonpartisan campaign to raise awareness of education issues in the 2008 presidential race, issued a statement regarding a recent FH Hispania poll. The poll shows that a candidate's position on education will have a greater impact on Latino voters than their positions on any other issue.
"The Latino community is increasingly showing its desire to help shape the future of our country and the priorities of our leader," said Murguia. "It is clear that Latinos believe the key to our future is improving the quality of public school education. They will look very closely at the candidates' plans to improve education in deciding how they will vote."
"Latino families depend on good K-12 schools for the learning which leads to lifelong opportunities, but the education crisis in our country doesn't affect Latinos alone," Murguia continued. "More than 1.2 million students in the United States drop out each year. Like millions of Americans who care deeply about quality education in our country, Latinos are following presidential primaries closely, hoping for the answers that all families - not just Latinos - have been waiting so long to hear."
Strong American Schools, a project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, is a nonpartisan campaign supported by The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation promoting sound education policies for all Americans. SAS does not support or oppose any candidate for public office and does not take positions on legislation. ED in '08
Web Site: http://www.edin08.com/
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