Saturday, August 9, 2014

Non-Hispanic Whites Projected to be a Minority in American Public Schools for the 2014-2015 Academic Year

The Associated Press article is linked below.

Non-HIspanic Whites in Public Schools Projected to be a Minority in the Upcoming School Year

"For the first time ever, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites enrolled, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.

Non-Hispanic white students are still expected to be the largest racial group in the public schools this year at 49.8 percent. But the National Center for Education Statistics says minority students, when added together, will now make up the majority.

About one-quarter of the minority students are Hispanic, 15 percent are black and 5 percent are Asian and Pacific Islanders. Biracial students and Native Americans make up a smaller share of the minority student population."

---Associated Press, August 9, 2014