Hispanic parents urge their children to attend college as a pathway to a better life

Today, years later, he works maintenance for Texas Tech's Physical Plant, but still wonders how things would be different if he'd earned his bachelor's degree. 'Even at my age,' the 45-year-old said last week as he sat on the couch of his home not far from campus, 'you wish you could go back. You realize the importance as you get older.'

Today, years later, he works maintenance for Texas Tech's Physical Plant, but still wonders how things would be different if he'd earned his bachelor's degree.

"Even at my age," the 45-year-old said last week as he sat on the couch of his home not far from campus, "you wish you could go back. You realize the importance as you get older."

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