The success of Idaho’s Hispanic families is entwined with the success of the state—be it in the economic, social, or educational realm. The findings from this research study can help Idaho’s leaders better design policies in each of these areas. This study, Here to Stay, builds on the insights from a 2016 study, Hispanic Parents Speak Out, which was conducted on behalf of Bluum by the same research team.
One goal of this report is to give leaders an opportunity to “hear” Hispanic parents talk about their lives in Idaho, about their experiences with the public schools, and about the goals they have for their children. If we’ve done our job right in capturing their voices, then future policies and practices may do a better job of meeting the needs of Hispanic parents and children in Idaho.