It’s important to understand what Latino culture tends to value more than education because this can affect the ultimate result of scholastic participation. Above all family is the most important aspect because this is where the most support and reassurance stems from. Even though family is highly valued this can affect a student’s academic performance. In many cases Latino students suspend their academic opportunities in order to be present in helping economically in family matters. In a Pew Hispanic Center study, nearly 74% of respondents explained that their studies were hindered by a need to work in order to provide economic support for their families (Lopez, 2009). This means that more than half of the Latino student population has different priorities than fulfilling a deadline. It must be acknowledged that in the child’s eyes it is not a choice it is a requirement to help out the family whether it be financially, emotionally, or socially. A culture that values family first will have distinct ideas on how school is approached. Latino family values, which include “familismo, respeto, and educación” all interact to impact achievement (Woolley, 2009, p. 9). Familismo has a strong impact on Latino students because it is a sense of commitment to abide to the strong ties of the family, no matter what. Respeto is what is expected of the child by the elders in the Latino community. It is known that respect should be given to each and every person that is interacted with. Forming strong relationships is something that is important because it is known that a quality like this will be taken far in life. Educación is the duty taken on by the family to impart all of the knowledge that is known to the eager-to-learn youth. The ideal that learning does not simply take place in a school setting establishes that learning is a constant process, which is primarily done by the parents. By understanding these values, it gives an insight as to why youths may prioritize certain aspects of life above others. This can be seen as needing to work to provide financial influx to the family, which could lead to absences or missing work. It could lead to children staying home in order to take care of their younger siblings. Instead of kids being punished for these values they should be understood and accommodated for. If this is not done, then the drop-out rates will continue to increase for Latinos.