Big understatement: "The change marks far more than a statistical blip." We need to prepare in constructive ways for this change. We need to empower our communities through education with the tools that they need to be civically engaged.
When schools reopen this fall, demographic changes will have tipped the balance to nonwhite students.
The change marks far more than a statistical blip.
As public schools increasingly become institutions serving large numbers of students of color, some states with largely white state legislatures and aging electorates have already proven unwilling to raise taxes or divert needed funds to meet the needs of public schools.
School funding and other public resource needs will become increasingly critical as children of color go on to become the majority of the U.S. workforce and total population by 2042.