How Americans See Educational Opportunities: Race Matters

September 29, 2014

Minorities now outnumber white students in U.S. classrooms, but that demographic shift hasn't necessarily translated into a new balance of opportunity. In fact,  harsh racial divides still remains when it comes to opportunity and access, according to data collected by the U.S. Department of Education.

Additionally, the Atlantic Media/Siemens State of the City poll, many Americans (especially black Americans) readily perceive those disparities, while Hispanics report much greater satisfaction with their educational opportunities.