Sociologist Claudia Galindo spoke to NPR’s Claudio Sanchez about the academic shortcomings of Latino children compared to their white counterparts. Galindo was part of a team of researchers that studied Latino parents and how they prepare their kids for school.
“We found that Latino kids bring to school strong emotional skills and strong social skills, which means they know how to share with their peers. They know how to follow instructions. They know how to listen. And…these kids are being raised in very supportive and warm family environments.“
Galindo researches urban education reform, Latinx education, equity, and school-family-community partnerships and teaches courses at the University of Maryland. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University, with the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), and she co-authored the book Multicultural Partnerships: Involve All Families.
Galindo has a Ph.D in Education Policy and Comparative International Education from Pennsylvania State University.
Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland
Location: Washington D.C.
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