Fusion Unveils the Challenges Hispanic Students Face Within the American Public School System with “The Last Border”
“The Last Border” Narrated by Renowned Mexican Actor Demian Bichir Airs Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m.
Is the US education system failing Hispanics who are striving for the key to the American Dream: a college education? “The Last Border,” narrated by renowned Mexican actor Demian Bichir, follows several at-risk, low-income Hispanic students as they attempt to become the first in their family to go to college. Like so many Latino families, their parents moved to this country to provide a better life for their children — hoping that with more opportunity and education they could move away from low-paying jobs and into the middle class. For many, this has become the hardest border to cross. “The Last Border" airs as part of Fusion’s “Documental” series on Sunday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m., ET on Fusion.
Today, more than a quarter of all school-aged children are Latino, but according to the Department of Education 150,000 Latinos drop out of school every year. That’s more than 400 every day, 17 every hour.
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