Despite the growing diversity of its population, the ethnic composition of state and local educational leadership administration systems has remain virtually unchanged over the last few decades. For Latino and Latina leaders, access to information, visibility, and prospects to develop and grow as professionals are examples of opportunity dimensions that are not sufficiently available to them even to this day.
We have to address the low number of Latina and Latino school and district administrators in a time of rapid ethnic and demographic transformation.
Experiences that Latinas and Latinos face as educational leaders are unlike those of the current dominant educational leadership group, and many of these experiences are a result of stereotypes that have been passed down from one generation to another, often persisting without a sense of the damage such false impressions can cause.
1. To develop a structured mentoring program that will serve and support Latino school and district administrators
2. Develop a cadre of Latino Educational Leaders who are:
"It is an illusion that the hearts of men and women can be transformed while the social structure which makes those hearts sick are left intact and unchanged"
(Used with permission by Dr. Kenneth R. Magdaleno, Executive Director, Center for Leadership, Equity, and Research (CLEAR) and Associate Professor, Educational Research and Administration California State University, Fresno)