A report written by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE) dispels the myth that Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students are high achieving in education, stressing the need for AAPIs to be a part of higher education policy discussion.
According to the report, large sectors of the AAPI population experience low high school graduation rates, high enrollment in community colleges, and under-representation in certain sectors in the workforce.
Southeast Asians and Pacific Islanders suffer unemployment and poverty rates three to five times higher than those of other AAPI subgroups.
The report will be released at the first annual Higher Education Summit on June 23 to generate a discussion on AAPI students in higher education with education and civil rights stakeholders. ♦
For more information, visit www.apiasf.org/higher_ed.html.