Eva Longoria Speaks Up on Education At NCLR Conference

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The National Council of la Raza (NCLR) conference is going on right now in New Orleans, and Eva Longoria stooped by over the weekend to sit as part of a panel speaking on the importance of education.

According to The Huffington Post, Longoria spoke on Saturday during an education panel titled -- "Beyond Immigration Reform: Education As A Catalyst For Integration” -- about wanting equal access to higher education for all Latinos.

The star tweeted, "On stage speaking about education at the @nclr conference in New Orleans! I get very animated when I speak!!"

NBC Latino reports that the Devious Maids executive producer said that although graduation rates for Latinos are rising they are “not keeping up with demographic changes.”

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