Cross-Generational Differences in Educational Outcomes in the Second Great Wave of Immigration is the title of a new study from The American Institutes For Research.

There seems to me to be two key findings from the study.

Here’s the first:


The second conclusion is depressing: they found that the academic performance of first, second and third generations Hispanic and Asian students (at least those they studied in Florida for the report) got progressively worse.

The authors say that exploring the reasons for that deterioration and what can be done about it are “beyond the scope” of their study, though it seems not particularly responsible to duck those issues when you have those kinds of blockbuster findings – especially in the political climate today.

What are your thoughts on the research?