For many, home ownership is a symbol of the American Dream. It’s a safe investment during uncertain economic times, a long-term retirement asset, a shelter to your family, and access to good schools. But these days the path to the American Dream has become more difficult to follow.
This Sunday, February the 15th, the Open Enrolment period for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act for 2015 will draw to a close. Despite massive pushes by the Obama administration to boost Hispanic enrollment, the Hispanic community has largely avoided participation in the controversial healthcare program.
When Hispanic families are empowered to choose the best education for their children, their children succeed. In this chart from the LIBRE Institute, we analyzed the increase in the number of students meeting academic standards in charter schools compared to public schools in communities across the US.
The U.S. Hispanic population is on the rise and its impact on American politics is growing. Beyond the traditional states of Arizona, California, Florida, New Mexico, and Texas, the Hispanic electorate is poised to make significant impacts on elections in other states with high Hispanic population growth – such as North Carolina, Colorado, Illinois, and Alaska.