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Zehr, Mary Ann
March 2004
Education Week;3/10/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 26, p30
Chicago's public schools are now more than one-third Hispanic, reflecting the nation's demographic changes. The enrollment of the nation's third-largest school district — in a Northern industrial city where Martin Luther King Jr. once marched to demand equal justice for black Americans — is now 51 percent black, 36 percent Hispanic, 9 percent white, 3 percent Asian-American, and less than 1 percent Native American. Nationwide, Hispanic students have outnumbered African-American children in public schools since 1998. INSET: A Long Struggle For Equality.


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