A predominantly Latino population is not necessarily a triumph in itself. As long as Latino communities remain behind in access to education their growth won’t imply economic and political progress. The Latino growth can be a blessing or a curse. Let’s make sure we start working today to ensure it is a blessing. State officials in Texas and California need to start implementing social programs to ensure that Latino youth reach their potential. This is not about rights, it is about the economic future of their states and the country.