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Mexican-American High School Dropout Rates

These statistics are cited by Samuel Huntington in Who Are We: The Challenges to America’s National Identity. They come from the 1990 census.
Percentage of all Americans except Mexican-Americans in 1989-90 without a high school diploma was 23.5%.

Percentages of Mexican Americans without a high school diploma in the same years:

First generation: 69.9%

Second generation: 51.5%

Third generation: 33.0%

Fourth generation: 41.9%
That is, in every generation, the Mexican-American high school dropout rates were higher than the national average, and in the fourth generation of Mexican-Americans the dropout rate was actually worse than in the third generation of Mexican-Americans.

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