Much has been written and said about the increasing diversity of the United States in recent decades, with minorities expected to become the majority in the country by 2044 (and children expected to be the majority by 2020). These changes have already extended to the school system, with fall 2014 marking the first time that minority schoolchildren are collectively the majority in the K–12 system. Despite these demographic shifts, the literacy curriculum in K–12 schools remains steeped in the Western Anglo canon.
Todd Ruecker is assistant professor of English at the University of New Mexico and the assessment coordinator for the College of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Transiciones: Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College and a co-editor of Linguistically Diverse Immigrant and Resident Writers: Transitions from High School to College and has published in a variety of venues such as TESOL Quarterly, College Composition and Communication, and Writing Program Administration.
Pathways of Latinas and Latinos Writing in High School and College