Schoolbooks lack Latino images

Latina child with bookBY JUDY MOLLAND

Today in the United States, 25 percent of children under age 5 are Hispanic; by 2050, that percentage will be almost 40 percent. In 2011, for the first time, Hispanics became the majority of public school students in Texas.

In the 2010-2011 statistics for California, Hispanic or Latino students make up 51 percent of those attending K-12 public schools, with White (non-Hispanic) coming in at 27 percent and African Americans at 7 percent. The Los Angeles Unified School District is made up of 73 percent Hispanic students and 10 percent African American students.


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