As the Washington Post article below indicates, the demographics in America are changing:
· 44% of the nation’s students are minorities
· Performance among 17-year-olds has been stagnant since the seventies
· Achievement gaps between low income students and high income students continue to widen
· Our nation will see record enrollments between now and 2018, when there will be 53.9 million students
· In 2007, there were 1.5 million home-school students
· Private school attendance is down
· Numbers of students earning Bachelor’s degrees has increased 30%.
What will we have to do in K-12 to prepare students in the lowest economic status for success?
What can turn around success for our nation’s 17 year olds?
How can we look differently at K-12 learning to set a world-class standard for performance?
By Maria Glod
Public school enrollment across the country is hitting a record this year with just less than 50 million students, and classrooms are becoming more diverse, largely because of growth in the Latino population, according to a new federal report.