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ERIC Number: ED525143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-6
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
The New Hispanic Majority: How Texas Public Schools Are Foreshadowing National Trends
Farmer, Tod Allen
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association (Philadelphia, PA, Oct 6, 2011)
Texas and other states that border with Mexico have been leading indicators of public school system trends that may manifest themselves in other areas of the United States in the decade to come. Such manifestations of these trends are likely to have both policy and practice implications. Descriptive statistics and longitudinal data from the National Center for Educational Statistics, the Texas Education Agency, and the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs were used to identify trends that have impacted Texas public school systems over the last decade. Additionally, enrollment projection reports were used to highlight projections that could significantly influence both policy and practice. Such agency reports included the forecast that total national elementary and secondary public school enrollment is projected to increase by 8 percent between 2006 and 2018 (National Center for Educational Statistics [NCES], 2009). NCES considered factors such as birth rate, internal migration, and immigration when forming the enrollment projections. NCES further projected that the number of public school teachers will increase by 17 percent between 2006 and 2018. The increases in both student and teacher populations will vary widely by geographic region (See Figure 1). While most of the South and Southwest will continue to experience significant growth (See Table 1), much of the Northeast will experience student population declines (See Table 2). (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas; United States