The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Invisible Education Equity Gaps

November 2017

The racial makeup of the United States is rapidly changing. By 2050, it is expected that Whites will make up less than half of the total population in the U.S. Such a dramatic shift indicates that examining our demographics must be central to how we prioritize education in our country. Even more pressing, in light of our nation’s rapidly changing demography, we must address the education equity gaps that already exist. How can we do this? With better and more nuanced data.

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The Racial Heterogeneity Project: Implications for Educational Research, Practice and Policy

June 2017

Facts. The population of children in public schools became majority non-white in 2014, and it’s estimated that a child who starts first grade in 2017 will be just 33 years old when the population in the United States becomes majority non-white. According to Census Bureau predictions, our nation’s foreign-born population will account for almost 20 percent of our population on 2060, when first and second generation immigrants will include almost two out of every five Americans.

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