THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE OF HISPANIC AMERICAN WOMEN: THE BROKEN WEB
Edited by Teresa McKenna and Flora Ida Ortiz. 1989 264 pgs (pbk) ISBN 0942177002
Ser.: La Mujer Latina.. Illus., index & biblio. $35.00; Class use: $23.95
A most revealing anthology of essays and exposť on the failure of publicly funded
institutions to provide and encourage the educational attainment and achievement of
Hispanic American women.
It also reveals that private parochial schools do by contrast a much better job in
educating Hispanic women.
It provides evidence that Hispanic women outperform in terms of academic achievement and
aspirations Hispanic males, Anglo males and Anglo females and Blacks in parochial schools.
Hispanic women are most definitely an academic success story that needs to be communicated
to the public at large. Because of this success, the focus of the discussion of the
education of Hispanics needs to be switched from the students to the performance of public
schools. Parochial schools operate with fewer resources but a greater commitment to
minority students. Hispanic American women respond to that commitment with academic