The 25 Percent

By Latino USA

One in four U.S. public school students is Latino.

Today, Latino students make up 25 percent of public school students in the United States. This week on Latino USA, two stories about two similar-but-different public schools, and the challenges Latino kids face when they get up in the morning and put on their backpacks. We visit a elementary school in the South where 98 percent of the students are Latino. Then, the story of what happened at an Oakland high school when an influx of undocumented students stirred up a debate over how much a city is responsible for an international problem.

Featured image by Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images

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