Monday, December 23, 2013
In California, 52% of the state's 6 million school children are Hispanic, just 26% are white
Just 33% of Hispanic students are proficient in reading in third grade, compared with 64% of white students. By high school, one in four Hispanic 10th graders in California cannot pass the high school math exit exam, compared with 1 out of 10 white students. Nationally, an achievement gap is also showing up as Latino enrollment has soared from one out of 20 U.S. students in 1970 to nearly one out of four, and white students account for just 52% of U.S. first graders.