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AAFF

The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.

Educational Attainment for Population 25 Years and Older

In the Miami MSA, both Asian American (86%) and NHPI (87%) adults age 25 years and older are less likely than Whites (92%) to have a high school diploma or GED.

NHPI adults are less likely than Whites to have a college degree (30% versus 37%).

NHPI (87%) and Asian American (86%) K??2 students are more likely than Whites (76%) to be enrolled in public school. The vast majority of Vietnamese (95%) and Korean American (93%) K??2 students are enrolled in public school.1

Asian American children between the ages of 3 and 4  are enrolled in preschool at a rate significantly lower than Whites (58% versus 67%). Only 46% of Filipino American children between the ages of 3 and 4 are enrolled in preschool, a rate lower than all racial groups.2

During the 2011??012 school year, Vietnamese was among the top five languages spoken by LEP students in Florida’s public schools.3

Vietnamese American adults have low educational attainment; only 70% have a high school diploma or GED, a rate lower than all racial groups. Only 26% have a college degree, a rate similar to Latinos


1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2006??010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates, Table B14002.
2 Ibid., Table B14003.
3 U.S. Department of Education. 2013. Consolidated State Performance Report, 2011??012.