I've seen articles in the Dallas Morning News and D Magazine ("Mexican Invasion") that make the Hispanic community seem weak. It is a sad picture they draw.
The key to success is education, but in a real sense. Too often people who say Hispanics should be more involved in education really mean Hispanics should stick their hands in the school district coffers, grabbing jobs and contracts. Taking money from the school districts is not improving the education of the children.
The key to education is attitude, not money. I recommend the blog, Education for the 21st Century, for discussions on education.