Hispanics Now Largest Ethnic Group in Texas’ Public Schools
Hispanics have passed whites as the largest ethnic group in Texas schools, making up almost 51 percent of public school enrollment.
The influx of Hispanic students, many from poor families, has brought about many changes in classrooms, with more expected as that population continues to grow.
Some schools already struggle with how to teach an increasing number of poor children who don’t speak English. Others are preparing for a day when their enrollment primarily is made up of low-income students, most of them Hispanic.