Report: Too few California minorities take college-prep classes

12/10/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

While improvements have been made, too many Hispanic and black students in California still don't take the high-school classes necessary to enter college, according to a new California Postsecondary Education Commission report. About a quarter of black and Hispanic high-school graduates were eligible for the California State University system in 2007, up from 18.6% and 16%, respectively, in 2003. About 37% of white graduates and 50.9% of Asian graduates met the standards in 2007.

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