Saturday, September 24, 2011

UCLA Law Dean on the Education Challenges for Latinos

When Rachel F. Moran was in elementary school she overheard a teacher say, "Such a bright girl. Too bad there's no future for her." Even then she realized that her educational prognosis was wrapped up in perceptions of her Mexican ancestry. Moran, now Dean of the UCLA School of Law, has overcome many obstacles on her road to success. She details these, and the importance of connecting with mentors, in the just published 2011 Tomás Rivera Lecture. The lecture series began in 1985, and is named in honor of the late Dr. Rivera, professor, scholar, poet and former president of the University of California, Riverside. Click here to read more.


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