Black and Latino Students Likely to Lack Access to Advanced Courses in High School

Black and Latino Students Likely to Lack Access to Advanced Courses in High School

The U.S. Department of Education Civil Rights Division this summer released data from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), a survey of all public schools and school districts in the 1434485621664United States. The data showed that only 48 percent of high schools with high black and Latino student enrollment offer physics, compared to 67 percent of high schools with low black and Latino student enrollment. Similar disparities exist for Algebra II, calculus, and chemistry. Additionally, black and Latino students are underrepresented in gifted and talented education programs and Advanced Placement courses.  Read more here.