Eva Longoria Speaks Up on Education At NCLR Conference

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.”