A New Diverse Majority: Students of Color in the South's Public Schools

February 18, 2010

The South is home to 40 percent of the nation's low income people and has among the lowest educational achievement and attainment levels in the nation. The Southern Education Foundation new report examines how students of color constitute a new diverse majority.

Fundamental changes in how public education is financed and undertaken are essential for the economy of the South, once built on the "under-education of children of color." Their futures, and the economic future of the South, depend on it.


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