Education Report Roundup

Immigrants’ Education

By Mary Ann Zehr — September 20, 2005 1 min read

“Educational Progress Across Immigrant Generations in California” is available from Public Policy Institute of California.

The children and grandchildren of immigrants in California are getting more education than the generation before them, but the achievement of people with Mexican roots lags behind that of some other ethnic groups, in part because they have a larger gap to close, a study concludes.

Produced by the San Francisco-based Public Policy Institute of California, the study found that 35 percent of second-generation immigrants in the state, ages 30 to 39, had completed at least a four-year college education. Only 23 percent of first-generation immigrants, ages 57 to 66, had at least a four-year degree.

A version of this article appeared in the September 21, 2005 edition of Education Week