The Pew Research Center came out Monday with results of a new study that found that today’s roughly 53.5 million American K-12 students are more diverse – and on track to be better educated – than their parents and grandparents.
Using the latest census data and federal information from the National Center for Education Statistics the report says today’s youth “are far more likely than older Americans to be racial or ethnic minorities.”
The report highlights five facts the Pew center learned about today’s youth.
The Pew findings show that half the children who are pre-school age and younger belonged to a census-identified minority group in 2013, compared with just 17 percent of those American’s ages 85 or older.
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