Immigration Studies : Youth Adapts to Change - 27 septembre 2010

fr - IV. Conclusion


Immigrants arrive sharing an optimism and hope in the future that must be cultivated and harnessed. Almost all recognize that schooling is the key to a better tomorrow. Unfortunately, over time many immigrant youth, especially those enrolling in highly impoverished and deeply segregated schools, face negative odds and uncertain prospects. Too many leave our schools without developing and mastering the kinds of higher order skills needed in today’s global
economy and society. The future of our country will in no small measure be tied to the fortunes of these new young Americans. We need a major new policy agenda, backed by sound social science insights, to ease the transition of American newest and littlest arrivals to their new home.