AUSTIN (AP) – Hispanic students for the first time make up the majority of students enrolled in Texas public schools.
The Texas Education Agency reports Hispanic students this school year account for 50.2 percent of the state’s 4.9 million children enrolled in public schools, including pre-kindergarten and early childhood education.READ MORE: CDC: Salmonella Outbreak In Texas, 30+ Other States Linked To Onions
Currently, there are an estimated 2.48 million Hispanics students in Texas public schools.
Hispanics last year made up nearly 49 percent of the students.READ MORE: White House Says It Is Prepared To Give Kids The COVID Vaccine, But Are Parents?
TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe said Tuesday that the Hispanic population is the fastest-growing group of students.
Texas lawmakers are dealing with a projected $15 billion budget shortfall in the next two-year spending period. Possible funding cuts for public education have been discussed.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes COVID-19 Booster Shots From Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
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