For instance, underfunded urban schools often struggle to recruit and retain effective teachers, a situation that can have a negative impact on the educational outcomes of students.Growing and developing in a society where income is correlated with access to education and opportunities, Latino students in the United States are showing far different educational outcomes than their white peers and are facing inequitable opportunities that lead to inequitable lifelong outcomes.This gap has been a long-standing source of concern as differences in test scores—particularly in math, reading, and graduation rates—are found at state and national levels.Within this larger group are people from more than 20 Spanish-speaking nations worldwide. Regardless of their generational status, Latino children are disproportionately poor, with one-third living in poverty and two-thirds living in low-income households.These living conditions are commonly characterized by larger household sizes, smaller residential units, and more crowded housing when compared to non-Latino children. Department of Education in 2009, 37 percent of Latino students in grade four and 21 percent of students in grade eight were English language learners, one of the many factors influencing the achievement gap between young Latino and white students.Another factor that hurts Latino students’ school performance is a lack of access to pre-school.Research has shown that education in early years promotes school readiness and educational success in elementary school and beyond.As a consequence of these disparities, Latino students are overrepresented in lower educational outcomes; nationally they tend to have lower grades, lower scores on standardized tests, and higher dropout rates than do students from other ethnic groups While it’s clear that the opportunity game is very real for Latino students, there are a number of factors that contribute to this situation. history that the single largest group of poor children is not white.More Latino children are living in poverty—6.1 million in 2010—than children of any other racial or ethnic group. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, 37.3 percent of poor children were Latino, 30.5 percent were white and 26.6 percent were black. Two-thirds (4.1 million) of the 6.1 million Latino children living in poverty in 2010 were the children of immigrant parents, while the other third (2 million) were children of parents born in the United States.This post describes the opportunity gap, the educational disparities influencing immigrant Latino students’ achievement with an eye toward increasing understanding.We also examine the achievement gap from an ecological perspective, acknowledging multiple influences for disparities in the ongoing interactions and experiences of immigrant Latino youth and children and their contexts.