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article imageWhite students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

By Owen Weldon     Aug 10, 2014 in Lifestyle
Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.
According to ABC, the shift is mainly due to the growth in the number of Hispanic children.
At 49.8 percent, non-Hispanic white students are expected to be the largest racial group in America's public school system, but when minority students are all added together, they will now be the majority. This is according to the National Center for Education.
Hispanic students make up about one-quarter of minority students, while black students make up 15 percents, and Native Americans, Asian and Pacific Islanders make up a smaller share of minorities in schools, according to News4Jax.
The shift brings new realities, according to KSN. Some of these realities include more English-language instruction, as well as cultural ones, such as changing lunch menus at schools so they reflect the tastes of students.
The status of majority-minority in America's schools reflects a change that is coming to the rest of the country. According to the Census Bureau, in 2043 for the first time ever there will be more minorities than whites. This is a result of a higher birth rate among Hispanics, as well as a declining birth rate among whites, Asians and blacks.
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