Census Reveals Major Demographic Shifts for US Children

Thursday, April 07, 2011

New data from the 2010 Census has revealed surprising facts about America’s children. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of Hispanic and Asian children in the U.S. grew by 5.5 million, while the population of white children declined by 4.3 million. How have our nation's schools handled these population shifts — particularly as states slash their education budgets? How will these demographic changes affect the U.S. in the future?

Dr. Jeffrey Passel, senior demographer at the Pew Hispanic Center, and Dr. Jerry Weast, superintendent of the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland − a district that has seen a lot of these changes over the last ten years — dissect these numbers and their impact.

Guests:

Dr. Jeffrey S. Passel and Dr. Jerry Weast

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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