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The Right take on higher education.

Italians, Hispanics, and Education


Today’s immigration supporters like to compare today’s Hispanic immigration with the Italian immigration of decades ago, especially in disregard for education and high rates of dropping out of school. Heather Mac Donald lists numerous reasons why the comparison between the two immigrant groups is simply not valid.

Mac Donald adds:

The constant inflow of barely literate recent Mexican arrivals unquestionably brings down Hispanic education levels. But later American-born generations don


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