Latino Families in New Mexico Should Reject the Status Quo and Demand More School Choice

Valerio Martinelli Uncategorized

Hispanic families – and all families in New Mexico – desperately need more educational options than the traditional public schools. And while other states around the nation have been enacting various forms of school choice, from tax-credit scholarship to education savings accounts, New Mexico has been falling behind when it comes to providing the neediest students with a way of …

Avoiding the Bankruptcy of America: Why Should Hispanics Care About the National Debt?

Valerio Martinelli

The federal budget – and related debt and deficit — is rarely framed as a uniquely “Hispanic” or “minority” issue. But while immigration and education often come to mind when we think of which policies touch the lives of U.S. Hispanics most deeply, issues relating to the federal budget should rank among the top.

Send Us Back? Your Loss

Valerio Martinelli Economic Prosperity

Those who try to convince us that immigration is a zero-sum game have polarized the immigration policy debate, framing the issue as if every immigrant who comes to the U.S. takes something that does not belong to them. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Avoiding the Bankruptcy of America: Dispelling Myths

Valerio Martinelli

The federal budget – and related debt and deficit — is rarely framed as a uniquely “Hispanic” or “minority” issue. But while immigration and education often come to mind when we think of which policies touch the lives of U.S. Hispanics most deeply, issues relating to the federal budget should rank among the top.

Avoiding the Bankruptcy of America: Why Should Hispanics Care About the Debt?

Valerio Martinelli

The federal budget – and related debt and deficit — is rarely framed as a uniquely “Hispanic” or “minority” issue. But while immigration and education often come to mind when we think of which policies touch the lives of U.S. Hispanics most deeply, issues relating to the federal budget should rank among the top.

Rumors about Shrinking Federal Deficit were Greatly Exaggerated

Valerio Martinelli

Last week, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) published the latest estimate on the federal budget shortfall showing that the deficit is set to rise again in 2016 despite its multi-year downward trend which started in 2009.

When Going to College Looks Like Climbing Mount Everest

Valerio Martinelli

A college education has never before been so instrumental in helping U.S. students achieve economic prosperity. However, for many low-income and non-traditional Hispanic students, going to college remains a seemingly insurmountable challenge, especially because there are so many factors that influence a decision that carries a huge economic burden.

Higher Education Alone Not Enough for the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Hispanics

Valerio Martinelli Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Economic Prosperity, Education

If you think higher education alone might be the key to achieving economic security in the face of economic downturns, think again. Despite the record number of Hispanics attending college, higher education did not protect their wealth from the financial turmoil of the last economic downturn.