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Black, Latino students continue to fall behind White, Asian counterparts

Letter to the Editor | November 6, 2015



Voa_tv_cnBy Elizabeth Lee

White and Asian students in the United States continue to outperform their black and Latino counterparts nationwide, according to the  U.S. Department of Education’s 2015 Nation’s Report Card that assesses nationwide student achievement.

Latino and black students are most effected by socio-economic challenges that keep them from excelling when compared to their white and Asian counterparts, says University of California Los Angeles education professor Marcelo Suarez-Orozco.

”Both Latino children and African American children are once again attending schools that are highly segregated.  They are highly segregated by race, by poverty, by language by legal status,” said Suarez-Orozco.

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