A new report from the U.S. Census is showing that Hispanic children now constitute a fifth of all K-12 students. It appears the trend is set to accelerate, because the younger the grade level, the higher the percentage.
Nearly a quarter of all the nation's kindergarten students are Hispanic, more than triple the rate during the 1970s, the Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, the 2007 data shows that nursery schools serving 4-year-old children are posting an even higher proportion: 53 percent, up from 21 percent in 1987, according to the report, which was released Thursday.
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