Albany's TimesUnion.com reports:
The 50 or so educators who attended the conference at the headquarters of New York State United Teachers had gathered to review the causes and brainstorm solutions to a problem that has persistently placed Hispanic students behind white students in education.
"The challenges confronting us in bridging this gap are great: poverty and crime, and of course racism and xenophobia," Guillermo Perez, president of the Capital Region chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, which helped organize the forum, said. "But the will of our children to succeed is stronger."
You may read the full report online at TimesUnion.com.